Online-Exclusive Articles
Creator:   Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
Created:   10/7/2014
Contains:  33 items
JCN receives excellent articles that we offer online-only and not in print. This allows us to publish content quickly and get it out to you! Check out this great collection of articles published in-between and with each quarterly print issue of JCN.

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Abstinence-Only Sex Education Fails African American Youth

Breunig, Michelle

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(3):E41-E48, July/September 2017.

ABSTRACT: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) disproportionately affect U.S. African American (AA) youth. In AA faith communities, cultural practices have contributed to increased STI rates because abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs do not teach the use of condoms or birth control for preventing STIs or pregnancy. Comprehensive sex education or abstinence-plus programs have been reported to increase STI knowledge and reduce risk-taking behaviors in adolescents and young adults. Evidence supports computerized education to increase STI knowledge and decrease risky sexual behaviors of AA churchgoing youth.

Building Cultural Competence: The Lived Experience of Semester Study Abroad Students

Cox, Lauren; Crump, Lauren; Struwing, Renee; More

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(3):E35-E40, July/September 2017.

ABSTRACT: College students who participate in semester abroad programs have diverse but positive experiences. Variables such as the educational institution attended by the students and the location of the study abroad can affect the experiences of the students. There is minimal research concerning students from Christian colleges who study abroad. The purpose of this study was to investigate the lived experiences of college students participating in a semester abroad program in a developing country. Seven college students were interviewed regarding their experiences by three senior nursing students who also participated in the study abroad program. Results indicated that major factors influencing students' experiences were related to cultural immersion, role relationships, challenges encountered, and personal growth. Students reported that relationships with people and faith in Christ were strengthened through the experience.

End of Life in a Haitian American, Faith-Based Community: Caring for Family and Communal Unity

Ladd, Susan Charlotte; Gordon, Shirley C.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(1):E8-E18, January/March 2017.

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.

Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness

Christman, Sharon K.; Mueller, Julia R.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(1):E1-E7, January/March 2017.

The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness, a theoretical model of spirituality and spiritual wellbeing 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 purpose in life along with a summary of the spiritual needs identified from healthcare literature and the Bible are provided.

Discovering Their Needs: Southern Rural Women of East India

Wilson-Anderson, Kaye; Lee, Holly; Pinnock, Jessi; More

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(4):E50-E55, October/December 2016.

Efforts to serve cross-culturally need to be based on the perceived needs of those served. How do rural Indian women perceive health and what are their learning needs?

Strategies for Improving Nursing Students' Mental Health Clinical Rotation

Kroning, Maureen

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(3):E31-E37, July/September 2016.

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.

Potential Pitfalls of Short-Term Medical Missions

Hawkins, Janice

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(4):E1-E6, October/December 2013.

Participation in short-term medical mission (STMM) trips has grown dramatically. Some argue STMMs have the potential to do more harm than good, but with awareness and planning, the positive impact of STMMs can exceed the potential negative impact. Guidelines for medication donations and STMMs are included, along with resources for further study.

Religion and Ethics in Pluralistic Healthcare Contexts

Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl; Grypma, Sonya; Terblanche, Landa

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(1):E1-E6, January/March 2013.

Engaging with emerging discourses on religion, ethics, and nursing, more than 100 nurses from around the world gathered at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, for the 2012 Faith & Nursing Symposium: Religion and Ethics in Pluralistic Healthcare Contexts. In this article and the accompanying Conference Proceedings (supplemental digital content), the authors discuss the engaged, respectful dialogue that characterized the landmark event, concluding that Christian nursing scholars can and should play a key role in leading critical discussions of the role of religion and ethics in pluralistic healthcare contexts.

Faith, Beliefs, and “Not Claiming” Disease: An African American Woman's Story of Diabetes and Coronary Symptoms

McKenzie, Carolyn; Skelly, Anne H.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 31(2):E1-E6, April/June 2014.

A study with an African American (AA) female pastor offers rich information for improving healthcare practices for AA women. Specific implications for practice are offered to help patients deal with the challenges of diabetes self-management.

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