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Nursing on Empty: Compassion Fatigue Signs, Symptoms, and System Interventions

Harris, Chelsia; Griffin, Mary T. Quinn

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(2):80-87, April/June 2015.

Much has been written about compassion fatigue but few healthcare organizations acknowledge, discuss, or offer help for it. Understand compassion fatigue and identify unit and organizational interventions.

See Me, See My Child: Glimpses Into Autism Spectrum Disorder

Fraley, Hannah

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(4):212-218, October/December 2015.

Families of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (one in 68 children in the U.S.), speak of being othered—feeling like outsiders. Learn about ASD and how to create a welcoming environment for these children and their families.

Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis

Kroning, Maureen; Kroning, Kayla

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):78-86, April/June 2016.

How serious is adolescent depression? Around 11% of teens ages 12–17 and 30% of high school students suffered from depression in 2013; 17% contemplated suicide. Learn DSM-5 depression criteria and ways to intervene.

A New Culture of Leadership: Service Over Self

Kumar, Kamalini

Journal of Christian Nursing. 27(1):46-50, January/February/March 2010.

Servant leadership has been around 30 years, but putting the concept into practice lags far behind. What are characteristics of a true servant leader?

Pet Therapy: Dogs De-Stress Students

Young, Judith S.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):217-221, October/December 2012.

Concerned about students' test anxiety, this nursing school librarian started offering her dog's soothing presence prior to exams. The response was so positive, an experiment was conducted to measure the effect. Anecdotal results suggest that pet therapy reduces test anxiety and improves student performance.

Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Religious Nurses

Sanders, Lynne; Kopis, Sharon; Moen, Carolyn; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):214-219, October/December 2016.

Researchers explored religious nurses' perceptions of spiritual care, barriers, and the adequacy of their spiritual care education. The results provide evidence for better spiritual care training.