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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.

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.

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.

(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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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?

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!).

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.

Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care & Support to Nursing Students

Milner, Kerry A.; Foito, Kim; Watson, Sherylyn

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):238-243, October/December 2016.

There is a paucity of literature on how to facilitate spiritual development in nursing students. This faith-based school uses strategies throughout the curriculum in the U.S. and abroad.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Faith Community/Parish Nurse Literature: Exciting Interventions, Unclear Outcomes

Dandridge, Robyn

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(2):100-107, April/June 2014.

Faith community nurses (FCNs) report an impressive amalgamation of services and interventions in professional literature but few outcomes. How can FCNs capture and report outcomes to document their practice?The CE test for this article is available only online at NursingCenter.com/CE/CNJ

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.

Faith Community Nursing: Meeting the Needs of Seniors

McCabe, Jim; Somers, Sandra

Journal of Christian Nursing. 26(2):104-109, April-June 2009.

As the elderly face cutbacks in services, faith communities are offering parish nurse programs to help fill the gap. Are parish nurses addressing seniors' needs?

Faith, Hope, and Spirituality: Supporting Parents When Their Child Has a Life-Limiting Illness

Crisp, Cheryl L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):14-21, January/March 2016.

Learn from literature, research, and this author's personal experience about how families employ spirituality and coping as their child becomes critically ill and faces death. Includes suggestions for best caring practices.

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