How Do I Spiritually Support Those Who Are Suffering and in Pain?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

Nurses' Spiritual Care Practices: Becoming Less Religious?
ABSTRACT: Research indicates that nurses do not consistently provide spiritual care, feel ill equipped to do so, and there is a lack of information as to the type of spiritual care practices nurses use. This exploratory descriptive study surveyed nurses (N = 123) about their spiritual care practices and perceptions of effectiveness, followed by qualitative interviews with volunteers (n = 5) from the surveyed group. The nurses favored spiritual interventions that are not overtly religious, but conveyed concern and support, such as listening and providing comforting touch. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: research/practice Source Type: research

Evaluating Theory from a Christian Perspective: Transformative Learning Theory
ABSTRACT: Christian nurses need to carefully evaluate a given theory for fit with their worldview before embracing it for use in professional practice. Evaluation of Transformative Learning Theory, from a Christian nurse's perspective through a biblical lens, reveals how this theory complements truths found in Scripture, in particular Romans 12:2. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: advanced nursing scholarship Source Type: research

What Is BOOP? Lessons Learned in Silence
ABSRACT: An advanced practice nurse's personal experience with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP) teaches her about being still, learning to receive, listening for God, and understanding patients' perspectives of receiving care. Information about this rare disease also is included. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

(Re)Claiming the Church's Role in Promoting Health: A Practical Framework
This article proposes a framework for those foundations significant to church culture, considered in light of the challenges and opportunities created by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Practical applications for health ministry based on the framework are provided. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing: CE Connection Source Type: research

Prolonged Life or Prolonged Illness? Helping Patients Decide
ABSTRACT: When is treatment an ordinary versus extraordinary intervention? In walking with her father through end-stage renal disease and congestive heart failure, a nurse explores the issue of appropriate intervention and the need for better education of patients. Ethical and religious directives for Catholic healthcare are discussed. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Medical Futility and End-of-Life Care: Perspectives from Practice
Abstract: Advances in technology and medical knowledge have dramatically altered our ability to sustain life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Many things come into play for the nurse when establishing patient goals, respecting patient's wishes, and valuing spiritual and cultural beliefs in end-of-life care. A veteran ICU nurse shares the challenges of caring and how she copes when medical interventions seem futile. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Why a Faith Community Nurse Program? A Five-Finger Response
This article presents a concise, evidence-based response to this question and demonstrates the value of a hospital-supported FCN program in a five-finger response illustration. A concise “elevator speech” is an important strategy to provide a quick response in scheduled, intended, opportunistic, or spontaneous informal interactions in hospitals, and impact stakeholder perception of FCN program value. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing Source Type: research

Nursing on Empty: Compassion Fatigue Signs, Symptoms, and System Interventions
This article defines compassion fatigue, differentiates it from burnout, and offers system interventions for supporting nurses and reducing compassion fatigue. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Student TXT
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 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 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Spirituality: Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nursing and Primary Care
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Stand Firm with Prayer
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 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 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

NCF @ Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

Hidden Component of Compassion Fatigue?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

Nursing from a Christian Worldview: Being Transformed to Care
Abstract: The focus of this article is healing and wholeness from a Christian worldview for both the nurse and patient. Through use of a case study of a nurse's journey toward personal and professional wholeness, insights on worldview, introduction to a Christian nursing theory, and introduction to the Bent Axis Model for healing and wholeness, the question of how Christian nurses can address their own healing needs and offer support to guide patients toward a life of health and wholeness is explored. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

The Power of Prayer
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Can Nurse Educators Be Missionaries?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

Does Attitude Play a Role in Spiritual Care?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs inSpiritual Care Source Type: research

Dealing with Academic Dishonesty: A Redemptive Approach
Abstract: Studies reveal that as many as 80% of college students cheat; over half do not think cheating is a serious transgression. Developing integrity in nursing students is crucial, as their later actions impact patients' lives. How can educators foster academic integrity? Two educators from a Christian university relay how they approached a student's cheating and the transformative lessons they learned (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Eternity Beckons
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: poetry Source Type: research

Hospice Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students: Living to the Fullest
Abstract: Preparing future nurses to provide appropriate care for patients and their families at the end of life can be a formidable challenge for nurse educators. Most nursing schools thread end-of-life concepts throughout the curriculum. Grand Canyon University includes a 40-hour hospice clinical as a component of a home healthcare practicum. Students' weekly written reflections reveal the depth of affective learning that occurs during this experience. Article includes hospice materials and resources. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education/practice Source Type: research

Tipping the Scales on Obesity: Church-Based Health Promotion for African American Women
Abstract: Research suggests that over 80% of U.S. adult African American (AA) women are at risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. In 2011–2012, 56.6% of non-Hispanic Black women were obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). Project TEACH—Transforming, Empowering, and Affecting Congregation Health was designed to determine the effectiveness of a faith-based, culturally competent, nutrition and exercise program targeting AA women in a church setting. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing Source Type: research

Faith Community Nursing Scope of Practice: Extending Access to Healthcare
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Faith Community Nursing Scope of Practice: Extending Access to Healthcare
Abstract: The role of the Faith Community Nurse (FCN) is a multifaceted wholistic practice focused on individuals, families, and the faith and broader communities. The FCN is skilled in professional nursing and spiritual care, supporting health through attention to spiritual, physical, mental, and social health. FCNs can help meet the growing need for healthcare, especially for the uninsured, poor, and homeless. The contribution of FCNs on primary prevention, health maintenance, and management of chronic disease deserves attention to help broaden understanding of the scope of FCN practice. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing: CE Connection Source Type: research

Essential Nursing: Lessons from the Infusion Room
Abstract: A patient's long-term experience receiving infusions on an outpatient basis for a serious illness leads him to understand and share insights about the essence of excellent, compassionate nursing care. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Being the Minority: Christian Healthcare Professionals in the Netherlands
This study examined the qualities of Dutch Christian healthcare professionals, opportunities and threats to being Christian, and their perceived need for support to be Christian. Respondents (N = 672) had a highly homogeneous picture of the qualities, opportunities, and challenges of living out faith at work. However, they do not think they have the qualities or opportunities to be overtly Christian and would like support to be more explicit in their faith. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/research Source Type: research

Supporting Families in Neonatal Loss: Relationships and Faith Key to Comfort
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Supporting Families in Neonatal Loss: Relationships and Faith Key to Comfort
Abstract: Around 20,000 neonatal deaths occur each year, many from congenital heart defects such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Nurses are on the frontline of caring for families experiencing neonatal loss. Careful spiritual and cultural assessment, attention to beliefs, focusing on relationship, and helping families create legacy can assist with grieving and making meaning out of loss. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

The Most Difficult Decisions for the Most Vulnerable Patients
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Ethics Source Type: research

Student TXT
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 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 - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Comprehensive Care: Looking Beyond the Presenting Problem
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Chaos at Work?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Nursing 101 Source Type: research

Etc.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

NCF @ Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

Are You in the Future of NCF?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Faith Community Nursing: Supporting Healthy People 2020 Initiatives
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: CE Connection Source Type: research

Prostate Cancer Support Groups in a Local Faith Community
This article discusses prostate cancer support groups and provides information about prostate cancer. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

Living Out Christian Spirituality in Patient Care: One Nurse Practitioner's Experience
ABSTRACT: Researchers have found that spiritual care of patients is important to healing. For Christian healthcare providers, spiritual care is a natural extension of their faith and life. Although not all patients have Christian beliefs, healthcare providers, when appropriate, can provide Christian perspectives to bring patients comfort during the stress of illness. In this article, a family nurse practitioner working with cancer patients shares how she lives out her spirituality in everyday nurse practitioner practice. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

Temptations after A Medication Error
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Facing The Giant — Tenure!
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

West Sub Lassies: Deep Relationships Fueled Faith
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: In Retrospect Source Type: research

Is Spiritual Care Impacted by Joy?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

Classroom to Clinic: Incorporating Adolescent Spiritual / Faith Assessment into Nurse Practitioner Education & Practice
This article describes one method of integrating adolescent spiritual/faith assessment into a nurse practitioner clinical course. Readings, assignments, and a grading rubric are offered. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - October 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education/practice Source Type: research