Purpose or Paycheck?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

FAQs: How Do We Listen Deeply?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

Focus on Your Feelings
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Poetic Expressions Source Type: research

Nursing in the Mercy Traditions: Engaging Students in the Life of Catherine McAuley
ABSTRACT: The Institute of Medicine and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing advise that professional nursing education include development of a high level of cultural competency. A 10-day learning experience to Ireland for nursing students at the University of Detroit Mercy, an independent Catholic university, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Fathers), helped them develop a philosophy of Mercy care and build cultural competence. Learning focused on the life of Catherine McAuley, Irish culture, spirituality, social justice, reflective thinking, and a value-centered professional ...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care & Support to Nursing Students
This article describes how one faith-based school implemented strategies to facilitate spiritual development in students, which are integrated throughout the curriculum and utilized in the U.S. and a study-abroad program in Ireland. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

Equipping African American Clergy to Recognize Depression
This study used face-to-face workshops to train AA clergy to recognize the symptoms and levels of severity of depression. A pretest/posttest format was used to test knowledge (N = 42) about depression symptoms. Results showed that the participation improved the clergy's ability to recognize depression symptoms. Faith community nurses can develop workshops for clergy to improve recognition and treatment of depression. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: parish nursing Source Type: research

Improving Health Through Political Activism
ABSTRACT: Nurse leaders have a moral and professional obligation to be aware of and influence policy to promote health at local to national levels. As nurse leaders and concerned local residents, the authors engaged in changing the influence of a sexually-oriented business that was impacting the psychosocial health of local citizenry, especially children. Learning city ordinances and state and federal laws was a precursor to change. Professionalism in action can successfully engage community leaders, create change, and support community health. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Spiritual Darkness: Reflections on a Medical Mission
ABSTRACT: This is a reflective analysis on the lived experience of a medical mission in a third world country, where young women are abused and trafficked for sex. Practices of Scripture study, Lectio Divina, and contemplative prayer enabled me to deal with the spiritual darkness we encountered. Opening a dialogue with community members to view males and females in a different manner and battling alongside the local mission and ministers against sex trafficking, are not easy tasks. The perseverance found in the Bible gives us hope to be witnesses and healers in our broken world, and a small part in change that can take roo...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: missions Source Type: research

Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Religious Nurses
This study explored nurses' perceptions of how they provide spiritual care, the barriers to delivering spiritual care, and the adequacy of their education and training on spiritual care. Past and current students from a faith-based university nursing program completed an online survey (N = 614). Participants reported varying definitions of spirituality and view spiritual care practices through a wide lens. The majority believed nurses do not receive sufficient spiritual education but reported they usually feel able to meet patients' spiritual needs. Time limitations were the most frequent obstacle to providing spiritual ca...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/research Source Type: research

Trauma-Informed Care: Helping Patients with a Painful Past
ABSTRACT: Life trauma is highly correlated with an increased risk of mortality from chronic disease. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an evidence-based approach to deliver healthcare in a way that recognizes and responds to the long-term health effects of the experience of trauma in patients' lives. Four essential features and six defining concepts delineate a TIC approach to healthcare. Nurses can realize the benefits and learn the tenets of TIC to deliver superior care to patients with chronic illness. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Dying Healthy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 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 10, 2016 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 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Aging Gracefully
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Christian Nursing 101 Source Type: research

Etc.
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

NCF @ Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work! Source Type: research

Significant Moments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

A Compassionate Visitation Program for Church Homebound Elders
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Surviving (Even Thriving?) in a Toxic Workplace
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Reciprocal Service-Learning Benefits Students, Educators, and the University
ABSTRACT: Service-learning offers an opportunity to educate nursing students and foster important personal and professional characteristics. A different kind of service-learning project was developed and implemented in a nursing school. Community/public health nursing students and nurse educators taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and epilepsy training to faculty and staff members of another university department in a Good Samaritan Training project. The multiple benefits of the project to nursing students, educators, and the project recipients are discussed. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

Strategies for Improving Nursing Students' Mental Health Clinical Rotation
ABSTRACT: Mental illness is a huge problem many people face in the U.S. and around the world. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association indicates there is a shortage of nurses in every level and role in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Raising up a generation of nurses who want to work with the mentally ill is a challenge for nurse educators. The use of role playing and simulation in the learning lab prior to entering the clinical setting and reflective journaling in the clinical rotation can improve undergraduate nursing students' mental health clinical experience. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 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 - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

I Hate Feet!
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Cherishing Our Students
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

An Old Letter with Relevant Information
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: In Retrospect Source Type: research

How Can We Give Spiritual Care to Those Who Wait?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

Metaphors and Similes
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Poetic Expressions Source Type: research

Daily Spiritual Experiences of Nurse Educators and Relationship to Depression and Health
ABSTRACT: This research describes the first reported assessment of spirituality in nurse educators. Faculty members at a public university in a southern U.S. state participated in a study to investigate the relationship between daily spiritual experiences (DSE), self-reported health, and depression. All participants viewed themselves as spiritual, had a religious affiliation, and recognized a difference between spirituality and religiosity. Many who reported spiritual experiences at least daily rated their health as good or excellent; those reporting less frequent DSE reported more depressive symptoms. Nurse educators' sel...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education/research Source Type: research

A Compassionate Visitation Program for Church Homebound Elders
This article discusses development of a Compassionate Visitation Program in the faith community, including recruitment and training of visitors, assessment of visitees and their environment, and structure and record-keeping of visits. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing Source Type: research

Tears for the City: The Biblical Basis for Population-Focused Nursing
This article describes core functions of public health—assessment, policy development, and assurance, while offering biblical resources the Christian nurse has to consider a population with the same compassion as one does an individual. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Ebola: Looking Back on a Crisis and a Calling
ABSTRACT: Two U.S. nurses relay their experience of deciding to serve and work in Sierra Leone during the 2015 Ebola crisis. The nurses' heartbreaking experiences convey the devastation of Ebola in West Africa and the privilege of answering God's call to serve. Learn about the current status and known outcomes of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as of March 2016 for infected patients and the people of West Africa. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

From Checklist to Awareness: Hearing God's Call to Missions
ABSTRACT: This student experience of international community health nursing in Cape Town, South Africa, illustrates the value of missions that provide health training and education to lay persons, and the calling of God to serve him through nursing. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Discovering Healthcare Missions: Nurse on a Mission: A Journey Toward Spiritual Caring
ABSTRACT: Embarking on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, to serve as a nurse, I believed I failed because my experience wasn't clinical. On a second mission trip to Lourdes, learning ways to spiritually connect with clients transformed my definition of nursing care and understanding of what gifts I can offer in service to others. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: missions Source Type: research

What Is the Essence of Spiritual Care? A Danish Hospice Perspective
This study explored patients', relatives', and healthcare professionals' experience of life and caring practice in two Danish hospice settings. Using a phenomenological approach, four caring themes emerged from data analysis: recognized as an individual human being; caring as doing and being; caring for the whole body; and spaces of caring. Spiritual care was understood as providing whole-body experiences, respecting the patient, and involving the other person. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/research Source Type: research

Surviving (Even Thriving?) in a Toxic Workplace
This article draws from research and offers practical steps on how to survive, if not change and thrive, in toxic workplaces. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

How Do We Know for Sure?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Teaming Up for Medication Management
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Avoiding Ageism
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

The Right Thing to Say
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

Teaching and Practicing Caring in the Classroom: Students' Responses to a Self-Awareness Intervention in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to test the assumption that caring could be taught by nurse educators in the classroom environment and that learning to be self-aware in a mindful state would facilitate students to listen more closely to their inner spirit, which would affect caring behaviors. A convenience sample of 238 students in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing course in a baccalaureate program was obtained from 2007 to 2011. At the beginning of each class and throughout the semester, self-awareness was explained to the students, a reflection statement was read, and students were asked to take two minutes o...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only/research/education Source Type: research

Developing Global Nurse Influencers
ABSTRACT: How can universities create engaged citizens and global leaders? Each year, a select group of advanced practice nursing students at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing travel to Africa for a month-long clinical mission experience. Students work alongside local and missionary healthcare providers in a comprehensive Christian outreach to the community at a high-volume clinic. Creating rich learning experiences in a global setting in significant and sustainable ways is difficult, but intentionally focusing on what we are called to do and who we serve provides ballast for faculty and students. The s...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

A Transitional Care Model Using Faith Community Nurses
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research