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

JOY: Ten Minutes to Describe the Essence of Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

How Do We Prepare for Emergency Spiritual Care?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

How Do I Learn About Poetry?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Poetic Expressions Source Type: research

A Transitional Care Model Using Faith Community Nurses
ABSTRACT: The Medicare mandatory readmission reduction program has hospitals scrambling to reduce 30-day readmissions. A Faith Community Nurse (FCN) Transitional Care Model was developed from systematic literature review of predictive factors of readmission and pre- and postdischarge interventions that decrease readmission. The model presents specific FCN care that occurs pre- and posthospital discharge to support the patient in transitioning from one level of care to another, move toward wholistic health, and avoid unnecessary readmission. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing/practice Source Type: research

Guidelines for Appropriately Using Scripture at the Bedside
This article discusses how Scripture can be used at the bedside with patients or families who want this type of spiritual care. Examples are presented from the author's nursing practice. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Nurse Educator Perceptions of Faith-Based Organizations for Service-Learning
ABSTRACT: Knowledge about service-learning for nursing students in faith-based organizations (FBOs) is limited. This descriptive study explored the perceptions of nurse educators about using FBOs for service-learning clinical sites. Participants (N=112) relayed specific benefits and barriers to using FBOs for service-learning clinical experiences. Recommendations are made for effective school–FBO partnerships. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education/research Source Type: research

Employee Spiritual Care: Supporting Those Who Care for Others
ABSTRACT: In order to provide whole-person care for patients and families, Loma Linda University Health recognizes the importance of supporting employee wholeness. The Employee Spiritual Care department helps create and support an environment that nurtures the spiritual health and wholeness of employees, and provides employees tools and knowledge about providing whole-person care to patients and colleagues. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Nursing's Critical Role in the Shifting Landscape of Mental Health
ABSTRACT: By 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability in the United States. Four key actions are proposed in which healthcare systems and nurses–the largest group of providers–can leverage nursing to address the biggest public health challenge the United States and many other nations face. Faith community nurses and faith congregations have particular opportunities to address this overwhelming need. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/parish nursing Source Type: research

Church Member Support Benefits Psychological Well-Being of Pregnant African American Women
This study explored AA women's experience of church attendance, church member support, depressive symptoms, and psychological well-being at 15-25 weeks' gestation. Nurses need to be aware of the importance of church support and encourage clergy and church members to be supportive of pregnant women. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: parish nursing Source Type: research

Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis
This article relays the tragic death of a 17-year-old, along with symptoms of depression and suicide in adolescents; DSM-5 criteria for depression; treatments including protective factors, psychotherapy, and medications; and imparts interventions for addressing this huge but silent crisis. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

More With Less
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 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 - March 9, 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 - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

Practicing Transformational Leadership
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Embracing Servant Leadership
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 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 - March 9, 2016 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, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work Source Type: research

Leadership Transitions
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

India's Distorted Sex Ratio: Dire Consequences for Girls
ABSTRACT: Female gender discrimination related to cultural preference for males is a common global problem, especially in Asian countries. Numerous laws intended to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender have been passed in India, yet the distorted female-to-male sex ratio seems to show worsening tendencies. Using detailed, two-year longitudinal chart abstraction data about delivery records of a private mission hospital in rural India, we explored if hospital birth ratio data differed in comparison to regional data, and what demographic and contextual variables may have influenced these outcomes. Using quantitative ...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

Are Faith Community Nurses Using the Scope and Standards of Practice?
ABSTRACT: As the specialty of Faith Community Nursing (FCN) continues to grow, and certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has become a reality, there is a responsibility to demonstrate competency in the FCN role. One way competency can be demonstrated in the faith community is through the application of the Faith Community Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. A quantitative, descriptive study of the self-reported frequency with which FCNs apply the Standards of Practice in providing care raises questions about FCNs' understanding of the Standards and related competencies. (Source: Journal...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

You Are Not Alone: Parish Nurses Bridge Challenges for Family Caregivers
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Faith, Hope, and Spirituality: Supporting Parents When Their Child Has a Life-Limiting Illness
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

A Path Unpredicted
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research

Lifelong Learning in Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Called to Teach Source Type: research

What Makes for Culturally Sensitive Spiritual Care?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: FAQs in Spiritual Care Source Type: research

Poetic Expressions
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NEW: Poetic Expressions Source Type: research

You Are Not Alone: Parish Nurses Bridge Challenges for Family Caregivers
ABSTRACT: In 2015, there were 43.5 million informal, unpaid caregivers in the United States. Caregivers reported a moderate to high level of burden of care, including performing medical and nursing tasks they were not trained to do. A study of family caregiver experiences with parish/faith community nurses reveals four key ways parish nurses support caregivers and offers important implications for parish nurse preparation and practice. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: parish nursing/research Source Type: research

Caring for the Vulnerable: An Exploration of Guatemalan Healthcare Issues
ABSTRACT: Knowledge of health practices and concerns is one key to providing culturally sensitive care to persons of different ethnicities. It is estimated that Guatemala is the third leading source of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. To increase understanding of Guatemalan healthcare issues, a descriptive study asked what are common healthcare issues among rural, indigenous Guatemalans and Guatemalan immigrants to the United States, and how do these issues compare? (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: missions/research Source Type: research

Religion and Care Intertwined: Nursing in Catholic Hospitals 1950-1965
ABSTRACT: This qualitative study explores how Catholicism influenced nursing in Catholic hospitals and how nurses met the religious needs of Catholic patients in the 1950s and early 1960s. Six nurses were interviewed who graduated from Catholic schools of nursing between 1952 and 1965 and worked in Catholic hospitals. Results indicate that nursing care was inexorably entwined with meeting the religious needs of Catholic patients. Religious practices were predictable and largely linked to the Holy Sacraments. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/research Source Type: research

Growing Healing One Garden at a Time
This article shares how a nurse created a healing garden at Lourdes Hospital, where she works. Resource information about therapeutic gardens is included. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Patient Storytelling in the Classroom: A Memorable Way to Teach Spiritual Care
ABSTRACT: Storytelling is an evidence-based teaching and learning strategy that engages students and promotes critical thinking. Although most nursing textbooks incorporate spiritual nursing care, the texts lack examples of how to tie evidence-based spiritual interventions to specific medical-surgical content. Stories told from the patient's perspective can communicate insights that nurses and students can use when planning spiritual care for patients. Stories shared by patients with undergraduate nursing students were effective in promoting learning and offered concrete examples of supportive spiritual resources for patie...
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: education Source Type: research

When Sorrow Never Stops
ABSTRACT: The death of a child, regardless of age, is the most horrendous, severe, and debilitating form of bereavement a parent can experience. Two authors—one who lost her son and one who has a son with intellectual limitations—explain how the Theory of Chronic Sorrow offers help in understanding the grieving process and how nurses can assist parents and others experiencing long-term bereavement. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Faith, Hope, and Spirituality: Supporting Parents When Their Child Has a Life-Limiting Illness
This article reviews literature and research about how families employ faith, hope, spirituality, and biblical perspectives as their child becomes critically ill and faces death. Suggestions are made for best caring practices for families and children encountering this difficult journey. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Sex in the Nursing Home
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 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 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Student TXT Source Type: research

Norma Small—Faith Community Nursing Pioneer (1936-2015)
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Nursing in the Church Source Type: research

What Are the Challenges for APN's As Educators?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advanced Practice Nursing Source Type: research

Humility: A Noun, Adjective, and a Verb?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 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 - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Etc Source Type: research

NCF @ Work!
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCF @ Work! Source Type: research

New Year's Resolution: Be Transformed!
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - December 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Think About It Source Type: research

Stress Test: God's Stethoscope for Your Heart
ABSTRACT: All nurses know the work of nursing can be stressful. Nurses feel the constant physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual strain of their profession. How can they effectively cope? An exploration of biblical Scripture reveals ways to not merely cope with stress, but deal with stress in a way that glorifies God, shows love toward our neighbor, and produces inward joy. Practical tips for subduing stress are offered. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: JCN Online Extra: online only Source Type: research

From Doing to Being: Incorporating Faith into Diabetes Self-Care Education
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

See Me, See My Child: Glimpses Into Autism Spectrum Disorder
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

PulseBeats
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: PulseBeats Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Resources Source Type: research

Divine Appointment
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - September 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Practicing Source Type: research