This week we have been studying the Catholic Faith. I was raised by my mother in the Catholic faith and this week has brought back many memories. I am very grateful for the foundation of faith that my experience in the Catholic church gave me. I am also grateful for the ability to share these experiences with my own children and allow them to be a part of what I experienced as a child.
Going over some of these rituals and beliefs will help me in my nursing experience to remember how diverse patients can be. Catholic patients will be very concerned about baptizing their young children as well as administering last rights to their dying family. Regardless of my own views on these rituals they are of great importance to Catholic patients and should be respected as such.