Promoting Successful Aging Through Faith Community Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

The Long Journey of Alzheimer's Disease
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: education/practice Source Type: research

Building God's Kingdom Through Strengths-Based Teaching
ABSTRACT: Teaching nursing students using a strengths-based instructional framework provides an encouraging and positive learning environment. The authors advocate learning one's own strengths and gifts through the Strengthsfinder tool, then applying that self-understanding to teach in a way that instills confidence in students. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: education/practice Source Type: research

Spirituality and Interprofessional Healthcare Education: An Exploratory Study
This study reviewed perceptions and opinions about spiritual care held by students at an American university. Data were collected using the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale and one open-ended question. Findings indicated that many students were comfortable incorporating spirituality into practice, and they desired additional training. As to how students would apply spirituality to their practice, themes of facilitating connection, holistic care, spiritual interventions, and benefits of spirituality were identified. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 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 - September 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 - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Chat Room Source Type: research

Living in the Diagnosis of Cancer
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Double-Edged Sword: Course Evaluations
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

The Birthing of Jesus
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: In Retrospect Source Type: research

Intercessory Prayer: Differentiating the Source
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Nursing 101 Source Type: research

Helping Bridge the Great Divides: Supporting Nurse Communication at End of Life
This study incorporated the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Core Curriculum Communication module into a nurse residency program and tested for change in attitudes toward end-of-life (EOL) care. Researchers found significant differences in attitudes toward care of the dying before and after the ELNEC training, and between nurses with greater than and less than 5 years experience. Findings support that ELNEC education can significantly impact nurse attitudes about EOL care. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education/practice Source Type: research

Assessing Religious Commitment and Satisfaction: The Religious Surrender and Attendance Satisfaction Scale
This study was conducted to determine initial validity for the satisfaction portion of the RSASS. Construct validity measures provided initial confirmation of the utility of RSASS as a measure of satisfaction with religious commitment, that can be used by nurses in practice and research. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: research/practice Source Type: research

Promoting Successful Aging Through Faith Community Nursing
This study examined the most frequently documented interventions and attended services provided to older adults by FCNs. A secondary analysis of data from the web-based Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Documentation and Reporting System reveals how FCNs are contributing to successful aging. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: faith community nursing Source Type: research

Serving on a Board of Nursing: Pursuing Justice, Mercy, and Humility
ABSTRACT: What is it like to serve on a State Board of Nursing (BON)? How does one deal with the weight of the responsibility, the discomfort of inexperience in the role, and integrate personal faith with the professional expectations of administering justice and discipline? The author defines the patients cared for in the BON role and the balance of discipline with care for nurses. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Small-Scale Sustainable Water Project Decreases Infections, Complements Short-Term Medical Missions
ABSTRACT: Many communities in developing countries do not have access to clean water, which is essential to health. This project involved the installation of clean water filters in two rural Guatemalan villages, a small-scale sustainable community project proposed by a short-term medical mission team and accomplished in partnership with local missionaries. The percentage of infections in adult visitors to medical clinics was assessed pre- and post-installation of filters, and although not statistically significant, decreased. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: missions/research Source Type: research

Homeless No More: A Christ-Centered, Comprehensive Homeless Recovery Program
This article describes one homeless shelter's successful Christ-centered, comprehensive approach to helping individuals recover from homelessness. The integral role of the nurse in the multidisciplinary team and practical nursing interventions are described. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/faith community nursing Source Type: research

The Long Journey of Alzheimer's Disease
This article reviews AD and dementia pathophysiology, history, screening, stigma, treatments and interventions, and caregiver support. A nurse's journey with her mother with AD imparts the meaning of patient dignity. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: practice Source Type: research

Moving Beyond Dilemma Ethics
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 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 - September 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 - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Divine Appointments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

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

NCFI: An Essential Vitamin Injection
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 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 - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

Dementia: An Opportunity for Grace
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

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