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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

(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.

Biblical CARING Comes Full Circle: Identifying what constitutes caring in the 21st century remains imperative to defining nursing.

TRAFECANTY, LISA

Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(3):6-11, July 2006.

In nursing, caring evolved from being based on Christ's command to care for the needy, to science-based to holistic caring. What is biblical caring today?

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.

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.

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.

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, especially in difficult situations. Articulating your beliefs will help you think more clearly about how you want to practice.

Nursing from a Christian Worldview: Being Transformed to Care

Moorman, Sandra

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

How can nurses address their own healing needs and offer support to guide patients toward a life of wholeness? Jane's story offers a rich illustration of being transformed to care.

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.

Improving Health Through Political Activism

Johnston, Donald; Landreneau, Kandace

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):225-229, October/December 2016.

Through proactive service, these nurse leaders brought about positive change in their community.

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?

Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Religious Nurses

Sanders, Lynne; Kopis, Sharon; Moen, Carolyn; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):214-219, October/December 2016.

Researchers explored religious nurses' perceptions of spiritual care, barriers, and the adequacy of their spiritual care education. The results provide evidence for better spiritual care training.

A Transitional Care Model Using Faith Community Nurses

Ziebarth, Deborah; Campbell, Katora P.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):112-118, April/June 2016.

Hospitals are working to decrease readmission rates to save money and improve reimbursement. Discover an innovative evidenced-based model to decrease readmissions using faith communities.

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