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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.

Challenges and Trends in Global Healthcare Missions

Tazelaar, Grace

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(3):152-157, July-September 2011.

The world is changing with astonishing speed. How is this impacting healthcare missions and the vision to bring health and healing among all peoples of the world?

Potential Pitfalls of Short-Term Medical Missions

Hawkins, Janice

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

By minimizing pitfalls, short-term medical missions can provide needed services with a positive impact.The CE test for this article is available only online at NursingCenter.com/CE/CNJ

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.

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.

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.

A New Culture of Leadership: Service Over Self

Kumar, Kamalini

Journal of Christian Nursing. 27(1):46-50, January-February-March 2010.

Servant leadership has been around 30 years, but putting the concept into practice lags far behind. What are characteristics of a true servant leader?

(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.

Trauma-Informed Care: Helping Patients with a Painful Past

Koetting, Cathy

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):206-213, October/December 2016.

Life trauma often leads to lifestyle practices that impact the development of chronic disease. Learn about trauma-informed care to deliver superior care to patients that reflects insight into past trauma.

After the Trenches: Spiritual Care of Veterans

Wynn, Stephanie T.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(4):219-223, October/December 2015.

Over a million veterans seek mental health services through the Veterans Health Administration yearly. Research reveals that integrating spiritual care into mental health interventions improves their ability to cope.

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!).

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.

Healing, Healthcare, Missions, and the Church

Jarlsberg, Connie

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):24-27, January/March 2014.

What can churches do to care for people physically as well as spiritually? How can short-term healthcare missions support local ministry? Find answers to these important questions plus resources for healthcare ministry.

Older African Americans' Beliefs about Pain, Biomedicine, and Spiritual Medicine

Booker, Staja Q.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):148-155, July/September 2015.

Persistent pain affects 100 million Americans, but is especially problematic for older African Americans due to disparities in pain management and health outcomes. How can nurses help?

Meeting Spiritual Needs: A Study Using the Spiritual Care Competence Scale

Hellman, Ann N.; Williams, Wesley E. Jr.; Hurley, Shelia

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(4):236-241, October/December 2015.

Do staff nurses possess the knowledge to assess patients' spirituality and design and implement a plan of spiritual care?

Eating Disorders Today —Not Just a Girl Thing

Hepworth, Kimberly

Journal of Christian Nursing. 27(3):236-241, July-September 2010.

Eating disorders are increasingly common in both sexes and all age groups, and new disorders have been identified. Increase your knowledge to assist those who need help.

A Compassionate Visitation Program for Church Homebound Elders

Emblen, Julia Quiring

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):172-178, July/September 2016.

Older seniors are vulnerable to isolation and poor quality of life. Learn how to develop a volunteer compassionate visitation program to make a difference.

Is Faith-Based Health Promotion Effective? Results From Two Programs

Whisenant, Debra; Cortes, Cyndi; Hill, John

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(3):188-193, July/September 2014.

Can churches promote health and impact the rising problem of obesity and chronic illness?

Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD): Implementing a Church Program

Gilchrist, Jody

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(2):110-112, April/June 2012.

Odds of surviving cardiac arrest decrease 7–10% every minute without CPR and defibrillation. Steps to implementing PAD in your church may be easier than you think.

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.

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.

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