Using Forgiveness as an Intervention for Healing in Women Who Experience AbuseGretchen Quenstedt-Moe*
Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gretchen Quenstedt-Moe
Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, Missouri USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 12, 2014; Accepted date: August 04, 2014; Published date: August 06, 2014
Citation: Quenstedt-Moe G (2014) Using Forgiveness as an Intervention for Healing in Women Who Experience Abuse. J Clinic Res Bioeth 5:191. doi: 10.4172/2155-9627.1000191
Copyright: © 2014 Quenstedt-Moe G. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Forgiveness Education has been used effectively in psychology with many populations who have experienced betrayals. Most health care providers focus on the physical and some psycho-social aspects of the patient. However, including the patient's religious and spiritual beliefs and practices are often neglected. Most patients in America are religious with Christianity being the most frequent type. Health care providers need to treat and care for patients holistically. Including a patient's religious beliefs and practices in the plan of care can be beneficial to healing. Parish nurses can also use forgiveness education with female parishioners who experienced abuse. Discussion including the development of a new measure: the Christian Women's Forgiveness Measure is explored.