January/March 2013 - Volume 30 - Issue 1
pp: 7-64,E1-E6

Think About It - Guest Editorial

NCF @ Work!


Christian Nursing 101

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

Christian Ethics

FAQs in Spiritual Care

In Retrospect

Called to Teach




My Child or My Life: How Could I Choose?

Kennedy, Victoria

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(1):52-54, January/March 2013.

This nurse, writing under a pseudonym 30 years ago, relays the agonizing decision to discontinue a pregnancy that threatened her life. Although her situation was rare and might have turned out differently today, her experience helps nurses understand how to offer support in crisis pregnancy situations.

CE Connection



Spirituality for Credit: Finding a Place in the Secular Curriculum

Carson, Verna Benner; Gerardi, Ruth

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(1):34-37, January/March 2013.

Incorporating spiritual care into the nursing curriculum has been a concern for many years. Two educators discuss starting a spirituality course at a secular university in the early 1980s. Carson adds an update about spirituality in education today.


case study

Case Study: Too Late for Salvation?

Mills, Deborah Stephens; Flynn, Kathleen T.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 30(1):42-48, January/March 2013.

Dying patients' relationship with God has been a long standing concern of Christian nurses. This case study, first published in 1985, explores a nurse's true experience of caring for a young man dying from leukemia. Other nurses and a theologian offer insight about appropriate spiritual care.

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.

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