The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

A Journey with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Seeking Spiritual Solutions to Nurse Incivility
ABSTRACT: After experiencing a hostile clinical environment as a student nurse, the author's resolve to reduce nurse hostility resulted in investigation of workplace incivility and the creation of a learning module for nurses at her facility. Applying biblical counsel and personal reflection are tools a Christian nurse can draw on to counteract workplace hostility. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: practice Source Type: research

Staying Faithful to Your Faith
ABSTRACT: The author describes how treatment for a transgender patient was complicated, due to the healthcare facility's lack of staff training. After an education program was implemented, the author wrote an article about the need for training for LGBT care, then faced a quandary about submitting the article to a Christian or secular nursing journal. Through her college administrator's support, the author's commitment to living her faith in every arena was strengthened. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: education/practice Source Type: research

Faith Lessons from Colleagues and Patients
ABSTRACT: Although nurses' backgrounds are widely diverse, commonalities exist in faith and belief that can promote unity. Seeking to find shared ideals or beliefs promotes appreciation for team members' contributions, stronger working relationships, and benefit to patients. Vignettes of colleagues and patients illustrate the author's deepened understanding of this facet of nursing practice. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: education Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Chat Room
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Chat Room Source Type: research

87 Days of Infusing Hope
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Again? Repetition in Teaching and Learning
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

How Does Mindfulness Facilitate Spiritual Care?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

The Universe Next Door
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Poetic Expressions Source Type: research

The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families
ABSTRACT: African Americans have increased rates of overweight and obesity and are least likely to participate in family meals compared with other racial groups. A Family Meal Challenge (FMC) was developed with the objective of empowering individuals to eat healthy meals together as a family. The FMC was presented through four classes in three churches, two faith-based ministries, and two community service programs in health disparity zip codes. Surveys (N = 257) indicated a positive response. Engaging participants and teaching the benefits of eating healthy family meals in a faith-based environment are feasible and may ...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: faith community nursing Source Type: research

Building Resilience Among Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Through the Memory Book Intervention
ABSTRACT: Children who are orphaned and vulnerable due to poverty, war, or disease (HIV/AIDS) may experience childhood traumatic grief. A qualitative phenomenological approach was implemented to explore and compare the lived experiences of orphaned children, adolescents, and caregivers who had used the Memory Book intervention at six children's homes in India, Kenya, and South Africa. Study findings revealed similar themes between the countries, with primary themes of identity and relationships, and secondary themes of coping, hope, and emotion. Findings suggest the value of Memory Book resources to encourage the preserv...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: missions/research Source Type: research

Virtual Prayer Groups: An Experience of Sacred Space
This article relates the experience of three online nurse educators who established a virtual prayer group online and found it to be spiritually nourishing. Suggestions for establishing a virtual prayer group are provided. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education/practice Source Type: research

Strategies for Successful Nurse-Student Preceptorships
ABSTRACT: Being a preceptor for a new nurse or a student is a great way to promote the future of nursing. However, most nurses have not been taught how to be an effective preceptor. Eight strategies for effective precepting are presented. Servant leadership is discussed as a theoretical basis for serving as a preceptor. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Caring from a Christian Worldview: Exploring Nurses' Source of Caring, Faith Practices, and View of Nursing
This study explored Christian nurses' views of their source of caring (Deity or other), adherence to biblical faith practices, and view of nursing as a job, career, profession, or calling. Participants who reported Deity (God, Christ, Holy Spirit) as their source of caring were more likely to view nursing as a calling and report a higher degree of volunteering (serving), giving (financially to a religious community), devotions and prayer (personal walk), and fellowship (meeting with a community of other believers). Results have implications for understanding the concept of caring within the context of a Christian worldview...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/research Source Type: research

What Is Caring in Nursing?: Sorting Out Humanistic and Christian Perspectives
ABSTRACT: Historically, some propose that organized nursing was founded on biblical principles and the caring behaviors and characteristics of Christ, and that caring originates with God. More recently, perceptions of caring have shifted to a humanistic, postmodern worldview, where the source of caring is within the person. This integrative literature review synthesized caring literature from humanistic, postmodern, and biblical, theological worldviews. Findings reveal that 95% of research and 85% of nonresearch publications were written from the humanistic perspective. The results lay a foundation for an alternative mid...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/education Source Type: research

A Journey with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
ABSTRACT: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. Motor neurons are affected in certain patterns, such as cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and bulbar (facial) regions. Although initial presentations can vary, eventually upper and lower motor neurons are lost in the two types of ALS: familial and sporadic. A case study highlighting the reality of living with bulbar ALS relays Sister A's journey from early to late ALS. Etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical care are discussed. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: practice Source Type: research

Student TXT
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Student TXT Source Type: research

Nursing in the Church
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

The Heart of Nursing: Good Listening
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

A Global Heart for Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Nursing 101 Source Type: research

Etc.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

Getting to Know the NCFI International Institute of Christian Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCFI Your Global Connection Source Type: research

NCF @ Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

Unpopular Truth
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

An Innovative Role for Faith Community Nursing: Palliative Care Ministry
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Treatment and Spiritual Care in Mental Health: Recovery As a Journey, Not a Destination
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Authentic Leadership: Practices to Promote Integrity
ABSTRACT: Integrity is a highly desired leadership trait. Authentic leaders reflect on their behavior and seek feedback about how their actions affect others. How can a nurse develop as an authentic leader who consistently demonstrates integrity? The following are discussed: Reflection; Connection to Christ and others; Social and Emotional Intelligence providing perceptive competency and social awareness; Aesthetic Qualities whereby leaders apply experiential knowing in leadership situations; and effective expression of Gratitude as a meaningful act of valuing others. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: practice Source Type: research

Journeys to Jamaica: A Healthy Dose of Culture, Competence, and Compassion
ABSTRACT: Nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice students gain cultural awareness and primary care experience on biannual medical mission trips to Jamaica. Faith-based Molloy College's partnership with professional medical volunteers enables students to apply clinical skills, express compassion, and gain interprofessional experience. Volunteers provide care and education for the high prevalence of noncommunicable conditions found in Jamaica. The program enjoys a positive relationship with Jamaica's Ministry of Health; a research study will assess impact on students and patients. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: education/practice Source Type: research

Student Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care
This article relays observations of 28 senior nursing students about spirituality and spiritual care with implications for teaching. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: education Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Chat Room
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Chat Room Source Type: research

Helping Patients Process Bad News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Students Learn Curando el Cuerpo—Curando el Alma: Healing the Body—Healing the Soul
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

Is Self-Esteem Part of Spiritual Care?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

A Nursing Practice Model Based on Christ: The Agape Model
This article introduces the Agape Model, based on the agape love and characteristics of Christ, upon which Christian nurses may align their practice to provide Christ-centered care. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Power in the Blood: Local Lifesaving Partnerships Between Churches and the American Red Cross
This article shares details on the partnership of the Red Cross and a host church; church member statements about motivation to donate, as well as inability to participate, further inform FCNs. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: faith community nursing Source Type: research

An Innovative Role for Faith Community Nursing: Palliative Care Ministry
This article discusses a new paradigm of faith-based palliative care ministry using faith community nurses (FCNs). Under the leadership of a palliative care doula (a nurse expert in palliative care), nurses in the faith community can offer critical support to those with serious illness. Models such as this provide stimulating content for FCN practice and opportunity to broaden health ministry within faith communities. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: faith community nursing Source Type: research

Stifled Learning: Nursing Students' Experience of Incivility in Clinical Education
ABSTRACT: Incivility is of great concern in nursing, yet little is known about nursing students' encounters with incivility during clinical education. The lived experience of nursing students who encountered uncivil acts (n = 12) was explored through narrative interviews. Themes describing incivility emerged, including covert criticism and open shaming. Students experienced emotional and physical turmoil, and mixed messages that created a paradox. Further research is needed to understand components of incivility and the negative remnants left by uncivil encounters on nursing students. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Integrative Music Therapy: A Healing Intervention
ABSTRACT: Music plays a significant role in the lives of individuals across the lifespan. Some healthcare providers may not appreciate music therapy and the positive benefits it can have on the environment, patients, caregivers, and healthcare staff. Integrative Music Therapy (IMT) has proven to be effective in multiple settings, offering therapy for behavioral, emotional, physiological, psychological, and psychosocial needs. IMT, performed by a trained, certified professional (MT-BC), does not seek to replace medication or other procedures, but works synergistically with provided healthcare. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Providing Culturally Sensitive Care for Islamic Patients and Families
This article describes what is important in providing culturally and religiously sensitive care to Muslim and Middle Eastern patients. The Crescent of Care Model by Lovering is offered to aid understanding of five key areas of culturally competent care. Jesus' story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) offers guidance for Christian nurses caring for those in need. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/education Source Type: research

Treatment and Spiritual Care in Mental Health: Recovery As a Journey, Not a Destination
This article discusses eight components of recovery-oriented treatment, and how nurses in any setting can facilitate recovery and encourage the healthy role of spirituality in clients' lives during the recovery process. Biblical references relating to each component of the recovery-oriented process are offered. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: practice Source Type: research

Point—Counterpoint: Narcan Saves Lives, But Does It Make Nurses Enablers?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Ethics Source Type: research

Student TXT
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Student TXT Source Type: research

Nursing in the Church
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Educating Advanced Practice Nursing Students' Toward Ethical Behaviors
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Responding to Questions About the After-Life
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Nursing 101 Source Type: research

Etc.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

Unity in Diversity Through Six Regions
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCFI Your Global Connection Source Type: research