Value and Meaning of Faith Community Nursing: Client and Nurse Perspectives
ABSTRACT: The literature that supports and describes faith community nursing (FCN) practice is extensive, but limited in describing the value and meaning of FCN to the community. A qualitative investigation of one FCN program led to emergence of five themes that illustrate the perceived importance of FCN to this community: tasks and services offered, nursing expertise, spirituality, familiarity, and community support. This exploration reveals the deeper value and meaning of FCN to the communities these nurses support. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: faith community nursing Source Type: research

Clinical Nurse Specialist Perceptions' of Spiritual Care: Nurses Need Support, Care Falls Short
This study, the first to explore CNS spiritual care, reports on CNSs' perceptions in providing spiritual care. Four themes were extracted from interview data: 1) Providing direct spiritual support for patients, 2) Nurses need support in providing spiritual care, 3) Using existing resources, and 4) Spiritual care falls short. Not one CNS mentioned barriers to their direct provision of spiritual care. Results support that CNSs can improve spiritual care delivery. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Spiritual Nursing Care Education An Integrated Strategy for Teaching Students
Abstract: The failure of nursing schools to integrate spiritual nursing care education into the curriculum has contributed to a lack in nurses' spiritual care ability. Developing, integrating, and testing a Spiritual Care Nursing Education strategy in an Associates of Science nursing program significantly increased the perceived spiritual care competence of student nurses. Utilizing a faculty team to develop learning activities to address critical spiritual care attributes offers a method to integrate spiritual nursing care content throughout the curriculum in ASN and BSN programs. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Spiritual/Religious Beliefs & Medication Adherence in Black Women with Hypertension
This study examined spiritual/religious beliefs in relation to antihypertensive medication adherence in Black women with HTN. Although results showed no association between beliefs and adherence, women who developed trusting relationships with their healthcare provider were more likely to be adherent to their medications. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Effective Listening: Five Lessons from the Best
ABSTRACT: For many nurses, especially when workloads are high, it can be difficult to listen carefully to patients. Federally mandated Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys that help determine insurance reimbursement are asking patients how carefully their nurses listened. For Christian nurses, effective listening demonstrates the compassion, understanding, and care modeled by Jesus. An exploration of Jesus' responses reveals five ways Christ effectively listened to people that can guide nurses. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/education Source Type: research

Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in Underserved Populations
This article updates on cervical cancer screening and prevention and discusses cultural impacts on screening. Knowledge deficits disproportionately affect ethnic minority groups and contribute to cancer incidence, whereas lack of healthcare coverage and low socioeconomic status contribute to screening disparities. Although minority women have cultural beliefs and practices that influence screening, recommendation and/or education from a provider often lead to screening. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Staying Amidst Prolonged Suffering
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Ethics Source Type: research

Student TXT
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 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 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Caring Through Hearing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Spiritual Reflection: Inviting God into Our Moments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 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 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

NCF @ Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

Actively Involved?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Promoting Compliance When Faith Gets in the Way
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

The Experience of Intense Pain: Nursing Management and Interventions
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Building Spiritual Care in Nursing: An Overview of Ku's Spiritual Studies in Taiwan
ABSTRACT: This paper describes the overview of Ku's spiritual literature on nursing through five stages in Taiwan: the development of a spiritual framework, a scale of spiritual distress, a spiritual care model, a spiritual nursing course, and a spiritual care book in nursing. The article demonstrates the process of building spiritual care in nursing from constructing theoretical frameworks, measurements, and applying to education. The integrative overview of Ku's spiritual studies developed in this article could be an example in clinical and education fields for nurse administrators to develop spiritual capabilities. (Sou...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: research/practice Source Type: research

Aligning Career with Faith: Reflective Practice for Christian Nurse Educators
ABSTRACT: Christian nurses are challenged by the process of incorporating faith and Christianity into their career. Nurse educators are particularly challenged to embed Christian principles into the tenure and promotion journey. Developing a God-inspired plan takes time and patience. Prayer, reflective practice, evaluation, decisions, and follow-through are areas that can be incorporated to infuse faith throughout the tenure and promotion process. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

Finding Hope in the Midst of a Death Sentence
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Resiliency in the Face of Adversity
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

Angelic Visitors
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: In Retrospect Source Type: research

How Do Nurses Implement Spiritual Care for Caregivers?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

The Poetry and Art of Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Poetic Expressions Source Type: research

Building Effective Medical Missions with Servant Leadership Skills
ABSTRACT: Nurses are naturally drawn to service opportunities, such as short-term medical missions (STMM), which hold great potential to benefit health. But STMMs have been criticized as potentially being culturally insensitive, leading to dependency, inadvertently causing harm, or being unsustainable. Utilizing servant leadership skills, nurses can effectively build community, vision, and sustainability into STMM projects. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: missions Source Type: research

The Memory Quilt: Heart-and-Hands Learning for Palliative Care
ABSTRACT: Nursing students' learning of adult and pediatric palliative care is a daunting experience. An effective initial teaching strategy using a Memory Quilt activity can improve nursing students' interpersonal and communication skills and help prepare them for end-of-life caring. These skills help students meet patient and family needs, as they transition to care settings. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Promoting Compliance When Faith Gets in the Way
ABSTRACT: Sixty-six percent of U.S. Christians report they believe God can heal supernaturally, 68% have prayed for someone to be healed supernaturally by God, and 27% state they have experienced a miraculous physical healing. Christians who hold such beliefs may struggle with seeking and adhering to a prescribed healthcare regimen, as well as experience shame. A health education seminar assisting congregants to view healthcare as compatible with faith was implemented and evaluated in a Christian faith community. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: parish nursing Source Type: research

Finding our Place: Making the Connection Toward Faith Integration
ABSTRACT: At the onset, the unfamiliarity of faith integration for nurse educators working within a faith-based university can be challenging. Two nurse educators describe the process they took to learn and navigate faith integration, while teaching undergraduate nursing students. Over the course of one year, various approaches toward faith integration with students were implemented, leading to an authentic relational interconnectedness. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Demystifying Nursing Theory: A Christian Nursing Perspective
This article briefly explains nursing theory, provides examples for applying theory to nursing practice, and proposes questions for examining the consistency of nursing theories with Christian perspectives. A helpful table illustrating grand, middle-range, and situation-specific theories and their application to nursing practice and research, along with references, is provided online as supplemental digital content. Three caring theories are analyzed from biblical beliefs. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/education Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Risks in Long Distance Runners
ABSTRACT: Distance running has become increasingly popular since the 1970s. Despite the health benefits, long-distance running has been associated with an increased risk for cardiac events. Healthcare professionals should be familiar with distance running cardiac risk factors and preparticipation screening recommendations from the American Heart Association, and should screen and educate patients during healthcare encounters. Nurses are particularly well suited to educate runners on risks and symptoms of cardiac dysfunction. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

The Experience of Intense Pain: Nursing Management and Interventions
This article offers an autobiographical narrative of complications after total knee replacement surgery. Diagnosis and nursing management of acute compartment syndrome, nociceptive and neuropathic origins of pain, pharmacologic and nursing interventions for pain, the use of prayer in illness, and compassionate caring from a Christian perspective are discussed. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Executive Summary: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing
ABSTRACT: To examine practices for addressing moral distress, a collaborative project was developed by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the American Journal of Nursing, and the Journal of Christian Nursing, along with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Nurses Association. Its purpose was to identify strategies that individuals and systems can use to mitigate the detrimental effects of moral distress and foster moral resilience. On August 11 and 12, 2016, an invitational symposium, State of the Science: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: special feature: STATE OF THE SCIENCE Source Type: research

Questions of Conscience
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

APRN: A Nurse First and Foremost
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses of Integrity
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

NCF @ Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

What About Moral Distress?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

Respite Care for Families of Children with Disabilities: A University/Faith Community Model
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Entering Into Suffering: Becoming a Transformed and Transforming Healer
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

End of Life in a Haitian American, Faith-Based Community: Caring for Family and Communal Unity
This article presents two models resulting from a grounded theory study of the end-of-life decision-making process for Haitian Americans. Successful access to this vulnerable population was achieved through the faith-based community. The first model describes this faith-based community of Haitian Americans. The second model describes the process used by families in this community who must make end-of-life healthcare decisions. Implications for nursing practice and caring science include a need to improve the congruence between the nursing care provided at this vulnerable time and the cultural values of a population. (Sourc...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: practice Source Type: research

Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness
ABSTRACT: Spiritual care has been associated with positive patient outcomes. Although nurses want to provide spiritual care, many have difficulty conceptualizing spiritual care outside of religion and religious activities. The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness, a theoretical model of spirituality and spiritual well-being, grounded in Christian theology and biblical text, can help nurses provide spiritual support to patients and families from multiple faith traditions or those without a faith background. Spirituality concepts are discussed, and description of how spirituality is related to finding meaning and purp...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only: practice Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

Who Is Your Battle Buddy?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Writing Habits: Training for the Details of Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

Are We Losing the Calling to Care for Others?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: In Retrospect Source Type: research