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January 2006 - Volume 23 - Issue 1
pp: 1-48



When Memory Fails: Helping Dementia Patients Remember God

MOONEY, SHARON FISH

Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(1):6-14, January 2006.

Engaging patients with dementia in familiar rituals of faith elicits positive cognitive, behavioral and spiritual responses. What's going on physiologically in Alzheimer's and other dementias? Why are spiritual rituals effective, and how do these symbolic acts help?



Building a New Culture of Aging: Revolutionizing Long-Term Care

EMERY, PATRICIA

Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(1):16-23, January 2006.

The model of care that has dominated nursing homes needs to be changed. Successful transformation requires a change in the way we think about aging. How will we get there?



MISSION TSUANAMI RELIEF: An Eye-Opening Experience

MANCINI, MARY L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(1):25-27, January 2006.

The world was riveted by the Southeast-Asian earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004, that left over 38,000 dead.This nurse went to help; God showed her a greater purpose.

PARISH NURSING: Meeting Spiritual Needs of Elders Near the End of Life

O'BRIEN, MARY ELIZABETH

Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(1):28-33, January 2006.

An exploration of the lived experience of Spiritual Well-Being in chronic, seriously ill elders reveals distinct spiritual needs and effective parish nurse interventions.

EXPLORING ADVANCED DIRECTIVES

BROWNING, ANNETTE M.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(1):34-39, January 2006.

Do Advanced Directives (ADs) require a living will and a proxy? Do ADs have to be in writing? What does the law require? In losing her mother, this author came to greatly value ADs.



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