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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.

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.

Unhappy? Low Morale? Try The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

White, Paul E.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 29(3):144-149, July/September 2012.

In healthcare, everyone seems to be doing more with less, feeling stressed and unappreciated. Discover a creative and simple way to affirm and encourage others in the workplace (and it doesn't cost money!).

Faith Community Nursing Scope of Practice: Extending Access to Healthcare

Balint, Katherine A.; George, Nancy

Journal of Christian Nursing . 32(1):34-40, January/March 2015.

An urban, faith-based, nurse-managed center shows how faith community nurses offering primary prevention, health maintenance, and chronic disease management, extend healthcare.

(Re)Claiming the Church's Role in Promoting Health: A Practical Framework

Chase-Ziolek, Mary

Journal of Christian Nursing . 32(2):100-107, April/June 2015.

Escalating healthcare costs and the Affordable Care Act create exceptional opportunities for the church. Discover a three-level framework to help faith communities reclaim ministries of health, healing, and wholeness.

Faith, Hope, and Spirituality: Supporting Parents When Their Child Has a Life-Limiting Illness

Crisp, Cheryl L.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(1):14-21, January/March 2016.

Learn from literature, research, and this author's personal experience about how families employ spirituality and coping as their child becomes critically ill and faces death. Includes suggestions for best caring practices.

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.

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 (May 10–12, 2012). Read about this landmark conference, how nursing is (re)engaging with religion, and find abstracts from over 40 presenters in this online open-access article.

India's Distorted Sex Ratio: Dire Consequences for Girls

Roberts, Lisa R.; Montgomery, Susanne B.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(1):E7-E15, January/March 2016.

The sex ratio trend in India indicates a growing imbalance, with estimates from the 2011 census indicating approximately seven million fewer girls than expected in the 0-6 age group. What is happening to the girls?

From Doing to Being: Incorporating Faith into Diabetes Self-Care Education

Ammerman, Cathy Eden; Harden, Kelly; Mitchell, C. Ben

Journal of Christian Nursing . 32(4):224-231, October/December 2015.

Many with diabetes see making long-term lifestyle changes as overwhelming. Discover tools that can empower a lifetime commitment to health.

Using the Internet to Increase Physical Activity in a Faith Community

Washington, Enrika; Weed, Latricia Diane; Vardaman, Shellye A.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 32(3):168-173, July/September 2015.

The Internet offers a simple, no cost way to deliver health information. Discover how an Internet intervention to increase physical activity was implemented in one church—and what happened.

Picture This! Using Photovoice to Facilitate Cultural Competence in Students

Garner, Shelby

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(3):155-157, July/September 2013.

Digital images are easy to make and popular with today's undergraduate students. Photovoice is a qualitative research method used to express experiences of participants – and it can be used to help teach cultural competence.

You Are Not Alone: Parish Nurses Bridge Challenges for Family Caregivers

Grebeldinger, Teresa A.; Buckley, Kathleen M.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(1):50-56, January/March 2016.

A study of family caregiver experiences with parish/faith community nurses reveals four key ways parish nursessupport caregivers, and offers important implications for parish nurse preparation and practice.

Compassionately Caring for LGBT Persons in Your Faith Community

Sanders, Sarah

Journal of Christian Nursing . 29(4):208-214, October/December 2012.

Surveys reveal that most gays align themselves with Christianity and one-third attend church regularly. The average age a person first experiences same-sex attraction is 13; the average age they “come out” is 15. Learn about LGBT, why gay persons are at risk for healthcare disparities, how to refer to health resources, and ways to be more welcoming for LGBT persons in a faith setting.

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.

Supporting Families in Neonatal Loss: Relationships and Faith Key to Comfort

Holston, Jane Treadwell

Journal of Christian Nursing . 32(1):18-25, January/March 2015.

Around 20,000 neonatal deaths occur each year in the U.S., many from congenital heart defects. Nurses in hospitals, faith communities, and as friends, can provide invaluable comfort to grieving families. Discover ways to offer compassion.

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