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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.

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.

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.

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.

(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.

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.

Anxiety: Etiology, Treatment, and Christian Perspectives

Walker, Debra; Leach, Jane

Journal of Christian Nursing . 31(2):84-91, April/June 2014.

Anxiety is a normal response to stress and danger but it can become excessive and uncontrollable for some people. Learn in depth about pathophysiology and treatment of anxiety, including nursing and Christian perspectives that can help.

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.

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.

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.

Nurses Christian Fellowship International: Partners in Care

White, Barbara

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(2):97-99, April/June 2013.

“The most powerful way to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in the world is to empower and equip nurses.” Read about the NCFI conference in Santiago, Chile that empowered nurses from around the world. Conference proceedings and abstracts included.

Faith Community/Parish Nurse Literature: Exciting Interventions, Unclear Outcomes

Dandridge, Robyn

Journal of Christian Nursing . 31(2):100-107, April/June 2014.

Faith community nurses (FCNs) report an impressive amalgamation of services and interventions in professional literature but few outcomes. How can FCNs capture and report outcomes to document their practice?The CE test for this article is available only online at NursingCenter.com/CE/CNJ

Surviving (Even Thriving?) in a Toxic Workplace

White, Paul E.; Schoonover-Shoffner, Kathy

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(3):142-149, July/September 2016.

A toxic workplace has unhealthy characteristics in three primary areas: sick systems, toxic leaders, and dysfunctional colleagues. Discover practical steps on how to survive, if not thrive, and impact all three areas.

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.

Hospice Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students: Living to the Fullest

Spicer, Sherri; Heller, Rebecca; Troth, Sarah

Journal of Christian Nursing . 32(1):46-49, January/March 2015.

How can schools best prepare nurses to care at end-of-life? Hospice clinical experiences at one university offer students a rich interdisciplinary team experience and instill holistic caring.

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