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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.

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

(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.

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 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.

Supporting Families in Neonatal Loss: Relationships and Faith Key to Comfort

Holston, Jane Treadwell

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(1):18-25, January/March 2015.

Around 20,000 neonatal deaths occur each year in the U.S., many from congenital heart defects. Nurses in hospitals, faith communities, and as friends, can provide invaluable comfort to grieving families. Discover ways to offer compassion.

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.

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.

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.

Prayer in Clinical Practice: What Does Evidence Support?

Kim-Godwin, YeounSoo

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(4):208-215, October/December 2013.

People of all faiths and walks of life use prayer in health and illness. What does research reveal about prayer and what are best practices for praying for patients?

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?

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.

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.

Tears for the City: The Biblical Basis for Population-Focused Nursing

Dunlap, Ruby

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):167-171, July/September 2016.

The core functions of public health, along with biblical resources, helps Christian nurses develop deeper compassion for a population.

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.

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.

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.

Preparing Health Professions Volunteers to Serve Globally

Carey, Rebekah E.; Carter-Templeton, Heather; Paltzer, Jason

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(4):242-249, October/December 2015.

Global health competence and team collaboration are needed to serve effectively in short-term missions. Expand your global health knowledge and learn about a program designed to improve competencies needed for service.

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?