The purpose of this application is to share an overview of the services offered by Christian Science nurses at Tenacre, as well as to obtain pertinent information from those requesting admission to Tenacre. In addition, when an individual is admitted to Tenacre this serves as an agreement of service.
Christian Science Nursing at Tenacre
Christian Science nursing at Tenacre is in accordance with the standard for the Christian Science nurse as outlined in the Church Manual, Article VIII, Section 31, by Mary Baker Eddy.
A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick.
Mrs. Eddy also gives an indication of the qualities a nurse should and should not express on page 395 of Science and Health. She writes, “An ill-tempered, complaining or deceitful person should not be a nurse. The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, -- receptive to Truth and Love.”
Every Christian Science nurse at Tenacre strives to meet these standards in his or her daily Christian Science nursing practice and is committed to offering a spiritual haven where the focus is spiritual growth and progress, gratitude, renewal, regeneration, and healing.
The role of the Christian Science nurse includes cherishing, nurturing, supporting, and encouraging. It is practiced from a prayerful, purely spiritual basis. The role of the Christian Science nurse does not include diagnosing, giving advice, or making decisions for guests at Tenacre - nor does the role include any medical procedures or medications.