Editor-in-Chief: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN
ISSN: 0743-2550
Online ISSN: 1931-7662
Frequency: 4 issues / year
From the Editor

Do you know how to intervene in depression?

Two close friends of my children committed suicide in the last five years, teenagers who came to my home and hung out. Members of our extended family also have committed suicide. Like the authors of Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis, we wonder what we could have done differently. I hope you'll take the time to read this free CE article and learn the clinical signs, symptoms, and simple ways you can intervene to help those ​suffering with depression. 

The lives of those around us who are depressed are too precious to ignore. Intervene.

Kathy

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Check out the Faith Community/Parish Nursing CE Collection with over 30 continuing education offerings. Here's the latest CE added to the collection:


Take advantage of the latest information and helpful tools for health ministry in the Health Ministry Best Practices Collection with over 50 articles! Here's the latest addition:

Church Member Support Benefits Psychological Well-Being of Pregnant African American Women

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Listed here are manuscripts accepted for publication that will be published in future issues of JCN!
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  • Reflective Practice in Primary Care for Transgenders by Michele Summers
  • Glorifying God at Work by Michelle Hackney
  • Who Is Your Battle Buddy? by Phyllis Munn
  • Trauma Informed Care by Kathy Koettin
  • Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care and Support to Nursing Students by Kerry Milner, Sherylynn Watson and Kim Foito
  • I Hate Feet! by Donald Kautz and Jill Reuille
  • Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness by Sharon K. Christman and Julia R. Mueller
  • Nurse on a Mission: A Journey Toward Understanding Spiritual Care by Diane Leonard
  • For the City: A Biblical Basis for Population Focused Nursing by Ruby Dunlap
  • Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care by Sanders et al.
  • Becoming a Transformed and Transforming Leader by Braband et al.
  • Are We Losing the Calling to Care for Others? by Maureen Kroning
  • Good Samaritan Training: A Reciprocal Service-Learning Experience by Forehand, Vardaman, and Outlaw
  • Visiting the Homebound by Julia Q. Emblen
  • Educating Baccalaureate Nursing Students in the Mercy Traditions: The McAuley Experience by Andrea Kwasky and Catharine Corrigan 
SAVE the Dates for EXCITING conferences!
​​​​The Health Ministries Association announces its 2016 HMA Annual Meeting and Conference, September 12-14, 2016, at the Crown Plaza, San Marco Gold Resort, Chandler, Arizona.

The Episcopal Health Ministry Conference announces its 2016 conference, Love Your Neighbor As Yourself, September 15-16, 2016 in Carmel, IN. 

The Centre for Contextual Ministry (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and HospiVision present the 2nd Biennial Conference on Spirituality and Healthcare: Wholeness in Healthcare, October 19-21, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa; October 24-26, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Email andred@hospivision.org.za for more information.

Faith and Health Symposium planned at North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, November 12. This second biennial faith and health symposium will​ explore how healthcare professionals and congregations can collaborate to respond faithfully to the challenge of addiction, considering what can be done together that neither can do alone. 

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