Nursing the Modern World
May 6, 2010
How do we care for ourselves? How do we care for one another? How do we care for our world? These questions have always penetrated to the heart of the human experience, but, perhaps, never more so than today. Over a century ago, Mary Baker Eddy and Florence Nightingale plunged with total immersion of heart, mind, and soul to search for answers to these questions. Out of their personal, scientific, as well as spiritual explorations, they embarked on careers that revolutionized perspectives on the potential for healing in our modern world. Acclaimed authority on Florence Nightingale and holistic nursing scholar, Barbara Dossey, joins Christian Science teacher and practitioner, Giulia A. Nesi, to survey Nightingale’s and Eddy’s lives and deepest-held beliefs, and to discuss how their respective commitments to the integration of science and spirituality challenge and inspire how we approach caring and healing today.