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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.

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.

Nursing for the Kingdom of God

Eckerd, Nancy A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(4):250-253, October/December 2015.

At one Christian school of nursing, students are taught the concept of Kingdom Nursing.

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.

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.

Essential Nursing: Lessons from the Infusion Room

Kenagy, David R.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(1):31-33, January/March 2015.

“And what now, this nursing thing?” A long-term patient shares what makes for the best nursing practice, especially when nothing else can be done.

(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.

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

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.

Using the Internet to Increase Physical Activity in a Faith Community

Washington, Enrika; Weed, Latricia Diane; Vardaman, Shellye A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):168-173, July/September 2015.

The Internet offers a simple, no cost way to deliver health information. Discover how an Internet intervention to increase physical activity was implemented in one church—and what happened.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Embracing nursing's rich, Christian roots and seeing nurses today as equal partners in practice, education, and policy-making, will help future nurses influence nursing's image.

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?

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.

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 family nurse practitioner working with cancer patients shares how she lives out her personal spirituality in everyday practice.

Defy Diabetes! A Unique Partnership With Faith Community/Parish Nurses to Impact Diabetes

Austin, Sandra; Brennan-Jordan, Nancy; Frenn, Debra; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(4):238-243, October/December 2013.

Using the Chronic Care Model, Defy Diabetes! demonstrates unique partnerships for impacting community health.

Developing Global Nurse Influencers

Spies, Lori A.

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

How can nursing education help create engaged citizens and global leaders? Read about a learning experience offered by Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

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