Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346]


MR No. 278—Nursing Personnel in Our Medical Institutions

I went up to the next board meeting, and bore a straight testimony, stating how far short the sanitarium was falling of meeting the standard God desired it to meet. I said that the spirituality of many of those connected with the sanitarium seemed to be dead; that unbelievers were employed as nurses, and that the influence of this in the sanitarium is not at all profitable. To employ unbelievers as nurses does not please the Lord or fulfill the purpose for which the sanitarium was established.... 5MR 87.1

The nurses employed in our institutions should clearly understand that they are to be representatives of the saving truths of the gospel. Realizing that they are laborers together with God, they are to do all in their power to pay the debt they owe to Christ. Let them remember that the patients will carry with them to their homes the knowledge of God they gain in the institution.—Letter 122, 1901, pp. 3, 7, 8. (To Dr. J. H. Kellogg, September 11, 1901.) 5MR 87.2

Released August 11, 1971.