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  • Creator:   K Schoonover-Shoffner
  • Updated:   6/14/2020
  • Contains:  68 items
Looking for insights and support to help you develop as a nurse, especially as a Christian nurse? Find resources to deal with issues facing nurses today from a biblical, Christian perspective.
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Caring from a Christian Worldview: Exploring Nurses' Source of Caring, Faith Practices, and View of Nursing

Rieg, Linda S.; Newbanks, R. Shirlene; Sprunger, Rose

Journal of Christian Nursing. 35(3):168-173, July/September 2018.

This study explored Christian nurses' views of their source of caring (Deity or other), adherence to biblical faith practices, and view of nursing as a job, career, profession, or calling.

What Is Caring in Nursing?: Sorting Out Humanistic and Christian Perspectives

Newbanks, R. Shirlene; Rieg, Linda S.; Schaefer, Beverly

Journal of Christian Nursing. 35(3):160-167, July/September 2018.

This integrative literature review synthesized caring literature from humanistic, postmodern, and biblical, theological worldviews. The results lay a foundation for an alternative middle range theory on caring from a biblical worldview for nurses holding Christian beliefs.

Cardiovascular Risks in Long Distance Runners

Witham, Bethany Rolfe; Babbitt, Keven

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(2):97-101, April/June 2017.

Distance running has become increasingly popular since the 1970s. Despite the health benefits, long-distance running has been associated with an increased risk for cardiac events. Healthcare professionals should be familiar with distance running cardiac risk factors and pre-participation screening recommendations from the American Heart Association, and should screen and educate patients during healthcare encounters. Nurses are particularly well suited to educate runners on risks and symptoms of cardiac dysfunction.

The Experience of Intense Pain: Nursing Management and Interventions

Kiser-Larson, Norma

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(2):88-96, April/June 2017.

This article offers an autobiographical narrative of complication after surgery. Diagnosis and management of acute compartment syndrome, pain, and nursing interventions for pain, the use of prayer in illness and compassionate caring from a Christian perspective are discussed.

Surviving (Even Thriving?) in a Toxic Workplace

White, Paul E.; Schoonover-Shoffner, Kathy

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

Does your workplace seem "toxic"? Discover steps you can take to initiate change.

Model for a Healthy Work Environment

Blevins, Jamie

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):E46-E49, October/December 2016.

What is important in creating and sustaining healthy work environments?

Tears for the City: The Biblical Basis for Population-Focused Nursing

Dunlap, Ruby

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):167-171, July/September 2016.

The core functions of public health, along with biblical resources, helps Christian nurses develop deeper compassion for a population.

Will the Real Nurse Please Stand Up? Improving Nursing's Image Through Faith-Learning Integration

Hargate, Carol

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):E27-E31, July/September 2015.

Seeing nurses as equal partners in practice, education, and policy-making will help future nurses influence the image of nursing.

What Guides Your Nursing Practice?

Hountras, Stacy C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):179-181, July/September 2015.

Nurses' beliefs about nursing and people guide their work. Articulating your beliefs will help you think more clearly about how you want to practice.

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.

Understand compassion fatigue and identify unit and organizational interventions.

Being the Minority: Christian Healthcare Professionals in the Netherlands

René, Bart Cusveller; Leeuwen, Van; Schep-Akkerman, Annemiek

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(1):26-30, January/March 2015.

Spirituality is no longer specifically religiously affiliated in many societies. This is especially true in the Netherlands. What can we learn from Dutch Christian healthcare professionals?

Living Out Christian Spirituality in Patient Care: One Nurse Practitioner's Experience

David, Anjali R.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):E1-E5, October/December 2014.

How can you live out Christian faith in practice? Learn from this NP who works with cancer patients.

Fostering Serenity in Nursing: Creating a Concept

Schaeffer, Amy F.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(3):E1-E6, July/September 2014.

Learn more about how we can help patients find serenity after serious health events. Make this new concept a part of your nursing practice.

Do Motivational Gifts Impact Nurses’ Job Fit and Satisfaction?

Tomlinson, Jon C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):172-178, July/September 2013.

What do the seven motivational gifts described in Romans 12:3-8 have to do with nursing today? Could these gifts impact nursing job satisfaction, person-job fit, or recruitment into nursing?toc supple.

Bullying in Nursing: Roots, Rationales, and Remedies

Szutenbach, Mary Pat

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):16-23, January/March 2013.

Why are we uncivil and at times even hostile to each other in nursing? Where does bullying come from? Most importantly, what can we do about it? Learn about types of bullying, root causes, ways you can respond, and how to swim with sharks.

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!).

Living Out Reflective Practice

Kumar, Kamalini

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(3):139-143, July-September 2011.

What is "reflective practice?" Find ways to transform care and your professional, personal, and spiritual life through reflection and Christian biblical meditation.

The Place of Dignity in Everyday Ethics

O'Mathúna, Dónal P.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(1):12-18, January-March 2011.

"Ethics" isn't just about life and death situations. How we treat patients and colleagues promotes (or demotes) human dignity and ethical conduct. What's entailed in always being ethical?

Emotional Competence Makes a Difference (for Staff and Patients!)

Doas, Michelle Dellaria

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(1):34-37, January-March 2011.

Emotional competence is critical to patient care and work relationships, and can be a vital skill to teach patients.

Good Nurses, Bad Nurses: A Patient's Eye-View

Britton, Janet

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):38-41, January/March 2013.

Thirty years ago, this patient experienced her nurses as textbooks, frozen, scolding parents, and friends. She offers understanding of what makes the best nurses.

Creating a Culture of Kindness

Mace, Karen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):228-231, October/December 2012.

Although nurses are known for being kind, the culture of nursing and the nature of our fast paced stressful work make kindness difficult. Where does kindness come from?

Lament: Giving Words to Nurses' Grief

Lick, Renee C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):158-163, July/September 2012.

Practicing a regular rhythm of lament to God as found in the psalms of the Bible, can assist nurses in coping with grief and prepare them to continue to care for the hurting with God's strength and hope.

Master Mentor and Connoisseur Coach: Learn from the Best!

Nease, Beth

Journal of Christian Nursing. 27(4):322-324, October-December 2010.

Mentoring and coaching impact nurse development, satisfaction, and patient care. Learn best practices for both from Jesus and the Apostle Paul.

Nursing Perspective on the Genesis Account of Creation

Geary, Heidi D.; Cone, Pamela H.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(2):98-105, April/June 2012.

What does the biblical account of Creation have to do with nursing? Eight graduate nursing students explored the quantitative account of Genesis 1 and the qualitative story-telling of Genesis 2, learning a lot about God and nursing.