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According to Shelly and Miller (2006) the division of religion and medical science in nursing began at the turn of the 20th century due to several reasons. British empiricism left intellects at the time disappointed with the church and placing their faith in science instead. At this same time as “most nurses in the religious orders and deaconess communities worked under oppressive conditions, resulting in chronic fatigue and a high mortality rate among nurses.” While in the United States public health nursing began due to the need to help the growing poor population. Nursing leaders believed that religion and nursing care go hand in hand. The division widened between the secular and religious influences in nursing and the growing establishments of nursing schools (shelly & Miller, 2006). This struggle continues today with individuals that chose nursing because it is their calling and they want to serve others as Jesus did. Many students today are going into nursing because they know it is a career that is stable and provides adequate compensation. Some view nursing from a scientific view with a continual quest for knowledge and the latest medical advances (Meilaender, 2013). With the medical progress made in science and research in the last thirty years, further ethical dilemmas will continue to test both sides and increase tensions between science and religion.


Meilaender, G. (2013). Bioethics: A primer for Christians (3rd ed.). Retrieved October 29, 2018.

Shelly, J. A., & Miller, A. B. (2006). Called to care: A Christian worldview for nursing (6th ed.). Retrieved October 29, 2018.

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