Christian Science nursing
What is Christian Science nursing?
Christian Science nursing is a practical, spiritual ministry that actively supports an individual who is relying on Christian Science for healing. Established in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy, (Article VIII; Section 31), this caring activity is grounded in the Bible-based teachings of Christian Science, and particularly those of Christ Jesus.
This Article, the source of the Christian Science nurse’s authority and scope of practice, states:
“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.
The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.”
Christian Science nurses are available to help anyone relying on Christian Science treatment for healing. They provide skilful, practical assistance and care carried out with prayer, wisdom, and compassion, to meet individual needs. They work independently in an individual’s home, or for UK Christian Science houses and visiting services.