July/September 2012 - Volume 29 - Issue 3
pp: 135-192,E1-E2

Think About It

NCF @ Work


Christian Nursing 101

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

Christian Ethics

FAQs in Spiritual Care

In Retrospect

Called to Teach




Lament: Giving Words to Nurses' Grief

Lick, Renee C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):158-163, July/September 2012.

Practicing a regular rhythm of lament to God as found in the psalms of the Bible, can assist nurses in coping with grief and prepare them to continue to care for the hurting with God's strength and hope.

CE Connection

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!).

parish nursing

When the Topic Is Sex: Facilitating Parent Child Communication in the Faith Community

Cockroft, Marianne Channas

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):152-155, July/September 2012.

Evidence supports that children want to, but parents don't feel comfortable talking about sex. Nurses can help! Read about a sexuality workshop provided by nurses in a faith setting.


Healthcare Missions: Changing the Local Landscape

DeMetro, Nancy; Oetker-Black, Sharon L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):156-157, July/September 2012.

A retired nurse went to Bolivia to serve and transformed healthcare in a remote area. Explore her inspiring story and find resources for second career missions.


Perceptions of the Character of God as Narrated by East African Women Living With HIV

Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy; Kako, Peninnah M.; Kibicho, Jennifer W.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):164-172, July/September 2012.

Two qualitative studies with women living with HIV in Malawi (N=72) and Kenya (N=54) separately revealed faith in God as a primary coping mechanism. Be moved by the powerful words of these women.

education / missions

Service-Learning Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience for Nursing Students

Hawkins, Janice Evans; Vialet, Channel L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):173-177, July/September 2012.

Service-learning helps prepare students for nursing in a culturally diverse society. Partnering with a church's long-term mission program in El Salvador allows this school to offer service-learning and support healthcare missions.