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Nursing Organizations to host “Spirituality in Nursing” Lecture

Bethlehem, Pa., November 3, 2006—The Moravian College Nursing Organizations of Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the Student Nurses’ Association, and the Nurses’ Christian Fellowship will host a program titled, “Spirituality in Nursing,” by Dr. Sandra Jamison on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bahnson Center of Moravian Theological Seminary.  Refreshments will be served.

Jamison, is the Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) faculty and graduate student ministry.  She is responsible for the coordination of work among faculty and graduate students that addresses the challenges and opportunities facing nursing education and the larger profession from a Christian worldview.

The first 18 years of her life were spent in Egypt where her father was a medical missionary.  She attended colleges in the United States and earned her nursing degree at Case Western Reserve University, and a master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing from Indiana University.  She worked in medical surgical nursing, intensive care and the emergency room. Jamison moved on to education for 27 years in a Christian college serving as a professor and chairperson in the nursing departments of Indiana Wesleyan University and Messiah College during her career.  Since February 2001, she has served as Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship Faculty and Graduate Student Ministries.

Jamison has published articles alone and in partnership in various professional journals.  Her writings include “Making decisions about the end of life” in Shalom!  A Journal for the Practice of Reconciliation, “Professionalism and ministry:  are they compatible in nursing?” in Christian Nurse International, and “Review of Touched by a Nurse by J. Kane and C. Warner” in Journal of Christian Nursing.  In collaboration she has written articles concerning “Mission administrators’ view of primary health care” for Evangelical Mission Quarterly and “Caring for Strangers:  Tracing and Embracing Nursing’s Peculiar Legacy” for Journal of Christian Nursing.

The Bahnson Center is located at 60 W. Locust Street in Bethlehem.  It is recommended, but not required, that those attending R.S.V.P. to adamshp@moravian.edu.