The core of Holistic Healthcare is...
well-balanced nourishment of the body and the mind. Appropriate mind training exercises strengthen the soul as physical exercises build the muscles strong. So practice, practice, practice! Holistic Healthcare begins from the time you are born and continues from then on.
STOP THE PAIN: God's Answer to My Unanswered Prayer
Pick up this book because you want to do what the title implores you to do: STOP THE PAIN! When you are in pain, nothing is taken for granted. The physical, emotional, and mental toll is tough to navigate, but Carmelita Kinjo provides many examples from her arduous fight to help those in pain and the people who love them find peace and acceptance of their new circumstances. You can surmount the barriers, as Carmelita has, while learning more about yourself than you ever imagined. She has the belief, do you?
Former ICU Nurse Reveals Lessons She Learned After She Was Injured on the Job
Loma Linda, Calif.—In June 2013, nurse Carmelita Kinjo was eager to begin her night shift in
the intensive care unit at the Veterans Administration hospital where she worked. As her
thoughts turned to the evening that lay ahead of her and the patients she would tend to she
slipped on a wet floor when someone forgot to replace the sign alerting of the danger. But this
was no humorous pratfall; she fell backward, hitting her head and slamming into a wall. Despite
experiencing some back and head pain, Kinjo spent the next two hours providing care to her
patients before another nurse took over her shift and she could be seen by a physician at the
hospital’s emergency room.
She didn’t know it at the time, but Kinjo’s life was about to change. Diagnosed with cervical and
lumbar stenosis and nerve damage to one of her hands, Kinjo was unable to return to her job as
an intensive care nurse. Initially, this Christian woman found herself too sick to pray or read the
Bible. What is more, she ended up enduring years of shooting pain and numbness as she
struggled to cope with the health-care system and her disability.
Wanting to tell her story and to help others, she has written Stop the Pain: God’s Answer to My
Unanswered Prayer and an accompanying workbook (Xulon Press). In the book, she admits that
she made three errors that could have been avoided:
- Believing that her employer had her best interests in mind. She now wishes that she had been more assertive with her supervisor, taking the time to show her the accident scene. She also advises others who are injured on the job to borrow a cell phone to take a photo of the accident scene and attach statements from witnesses to fully document the accident.
- Not double-checking the advice she was given by her supervisor. She trusted the people who advised her on filing her disability claim paperwork without verifying that it was accurate.
- Not making sure that the specialists she worked with were covered under Worker’s Compensation rules. She also advises others in similar situations to check out any facility they are considering before selecting it. That includes doing due diligence about the facility’s reputation through reading online surveys and by chatting with patients.
In the midst of inevitable mishaps after mistakes and subsequent painful agony, what is next? How did she surrender when her faith in God and strengths were tested? Discover, like Kinjo, how time is the essence to turn around and stop the pain.
About the Author
Before her accident, Carmelita Kinjo (BSN, CCRN) spent 20 years working as a critical nurse in California and nearly as long working in holistic healthcare in Japan with missionary doctors. Stop the Pain: God's Answer to My Unanswered Prayer is her first book.
Availability: Loma Linda, CA, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
Contact: Carmelita Kinjo at (909) 520-4235, firstname.lastname@example.org, myjourneytowholeness.org
For CA Church organizations, healthcare facilities, nursing and medical schools or any organizations interested in buying the book and/or journal in bulk orders, please call telephone number 909-253-1394. Occasional promotional deals are offered through MyJourney2Wholeness Foundation by Promise Driven Books Publishing.