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  • Creator:   Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
  • Updated:   3/16/2023
  • Contains:  86 items
JCN receives excellent articles that we offer online-only and not in print. This allows us to publish content quickly and get it out to you! Check out this great collection of articles published in-between and with each quarterly print issue of JCN.
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Abstinence-Only Sex Education Fails African American Youth

Breunig, Michelle

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(3):E41-E48, July/September 2017.

ABSTRACT: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) disproportionately affect U.S. African American (AA) youth. In AA faith communities, cultural practices have contributed to increased STI rates because abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs do not teach the use of condoms or birth control for preventing STIs or pregnancy. Comprehensive sex education or abstinence-plus programs have been reported to increase STI knowledge and reduce risk-taking behaviors in adolescents and young adults. Evidence supports computerized education to increase STI knowledge and decrease risky sexual behaviors of AA churchgoing youth.

Building Cultural Competence: The Lived Experience of Semester Study Abroad Students

Cox, Lauren; Crump, Lauren; Struwing, Renee; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(3):E35-E40, July/September 2017.

ABSTRACT: College students who participate in semester abroad programs have diverse but positive experiences. Variables such as the educational institution attended by the students and the location of the study abroad can affect the experiences of the students. There is minimal research concerning students from Christian colleges who study abroad. The purpose of this study was to investigate the lived experiences of college students participating in a semester abroad program in a developing country. Seven college students were interviewed regarding their experiences by three senior nursing students who also participated in the study abroad program. Results indicated that major factors influencing students' experiences were related to cultural immersion, role relationships, challenges encountered, and personal growth. Students reported that relationships with people and faith in Christ were strengthened through the experience.

End of Life in a Haitian American, Faith-Based Community: Caring for Family and Communal Unity

Ladd, Susan Charlotte; Gordon, Shirley C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(1):E8-E18, January/March 2017.

This article presents two models resulting from a grounded theory study of the end-of-life decision-making process for Haitian Americans. Successful access to this vulnerable population was achieved through the faith-based community. The first model describes this faith-based community of Haitian Americans. The second model, describes the process used by families in this community who must make end-of-life healthcare decisions.

Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness

Christman, Sharon K.; Mueller, Julia R.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(1):E1-E7, January/March 2017.

The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness, a theoretical model of spirituality and spiritual wellbeing grounded in Christian theology and biblical text, can help nurses provide spiritual support to patients and families from multiple faith traditions or those without a faith background. Spirituality concepts are discussed, and description of how spirituality is related to finding meaning and purpose in life along with a summary of the spiritual needs identified from healthcare literature and the Bible are provided.

Discovering Their Needs: Southern Rural Women of East India

Wilson-Anderson, Kaye; Lee, Holly; Pinnock, Jessi; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):E50-E55, October/December 2016.

Efforts to serve cross-culturally need to be based on the perceived needs of those served. How do rural Indian women perceive health and what are their learning needs?

Model for a Healthy Work Environment

Blevins, Jamie

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

The Healthy Work Environment model, focusing on PEOPLE and PRACTICE, provides a checklist of what is important in creating and sustaining a healthy work environment in education and practice.

Reciprocal Service-Learning Benefits Students, Educators, and the University

Forehand, Jeffery W.; Vardaman, Shellye A.; Outlaw, Kerri L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):E38-E41, July/September 2016.

A different kind of service-learning project was developed in a nursing school—reaching out to another university department.

Strategies for Improving Nursing Students' Mental Health Clinical Rotation

Kroning, Maureen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):E31-E37, July/September 2016.

Raising up a generation of nurses who want to work with the mentally ill is a challenge for nurse educators. The use of role playing and simulation in the learning lab prior to entering the clinical setting and reflective journaling in the clinical rotation can improve undergraduate nursing students’ mental health clinical experience.

Teaching and Practicing Caring in the Classroom: Students' Responses to a Self-Awareness Intervention in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Kim, Min-Shik; Patterson, Kathleen T.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):E23-E26, April/June 2016.

Is it possible to develop caring characteristics in nursing students? Read what these researchers learned.

Developing Global Nurse Influencers

Spies, Lori A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):E20-E22, April/June 2016.

How can nursing educators help create engaged citizens and global leaders via learning experiences?

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 in India shows a striking imbalance. What is happening to the girls?

Are Faith Community Nurses Using the Scope and Standards of Practice?

Henderson, Dawn L.; Powers, Cynthia F.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):E1-E6, January/March 2016.

This study raises questions about how well faith community nurses understand and apply the Standards of Practice.

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 nurses influence nursing's image.

Nursing from a Christian Worldview: Being Transformed to Care

Moorman, Sandra

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(1):E1-E7, January/March 2015.

To grow in the art of nursing, nurses must be willing to address the broken areas of their lives. Discover ways to mature as a nurse.

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.

A nurse practitioner shares how she applies her faith day in and day out to her practice with cancer patients.

Potential Pitfalls of Short-Term Medical Missions

Hawkins, Janice

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(4):E1-E6, October/December 2013.

Participation in short-term medical mission (STMM) trips has grown dramatically. Some argue STMMs have the potential to do more harm than good, but with awareness and planning, the positive impact of STMMs can exceed the potential negative impact. Guidelines for medication donations and STMMs are included, along with resources for further study.

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.

Engaging with emerging discourses on religion, ethics, and nursing, 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. In this article and the accompanying Conference Proceedings (supplemental digital content), the authors discuss the engaged, respectful dialogue that characterized the landmark event, concluding that Christian nursing scholars can and should play a key role in leading critical discussions of the role of religion and ethics in pluralistic healthcare contexts.

Prostate Cancer Support Groups in a Local Faith Community

Wilson, Sonya Marie

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):E8-E11, October/December 2014.

There will be 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer in 2014, and almost 30,000 deaths. Faith communities can impact early detection and support men with a cancer diagnosis. Includes information about diagnosis and treatment.

Fostering Serenity in Nursing: Creating a Concept

Schaeffer, Amy F.

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

How can nurses foster serenity in their patients after difficult illness experiences?

Faith, Beliefs, and “Not Claiming” Disease: An African American Woman's Story of Diabetes and Coronary Symptoms

McKenzie, Carolyn; Skelly, Anne H.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(2):E1-E6, April/June 2014.

A study with an African American (AA) female pastor offers rich information for improving healthcare practices for AA women. Specific implications for practice are offered to help patients deal with the challenges of diabetes self-management.

Responding To God's Call

Mccarver, Pamala K.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):E1-E3, January/March 2014.

How can busy nurses respond to God's call to serve others outside of work?

Does Religious Adherence Help Diabetic Patients' Well-Being?

Dehning, Doug O.; Nelson, Lindsay A.; Stewart, Jeanette A.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):E1-E11, July/September 2013.

These authors found Christian religion/spirituality may be a positive coping mechanism for diabetic patients.