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October/December 2012 - Volume 29 - Issue 4
pp: 197-256,E1-E4

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




Creating a Culture of Kindness

Mace, Karen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):228-231, October/December 2012.

Although nurses are known for being kind, the culture of nursing and the nature of our fast paced stressful work make kindness difficult. Where does kindness come from?

The Passion Journey: Bringing Meaning to Suffering, Spiritual Crisis, and Recovery in Cancer

Sealy, Patricia A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):238-242, October/December 2012.

Faced with locally advanced breast cancer, this author discovered the power of the Passion Journey—walking with Jesus through the Wilderness and Gethsemane, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

Teleclasses Improve Belonging, Vitality, and Health in Church Homebound

Hayman, Kimberly

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):243-245, October/December 2012.

This nurse started a class in her church to reach out to and connect homebound members using the telephone and conference calling. The results and health outcomes are astonishing.

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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.


Pet Therapy: Dogs De-Stress Students

Young, Judith S.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):217-221, October/December 2012.

Concerned about students' test anxiety, this nursing school librarian started offering her dog's soothing presence prior to exams. The response was so positive, an experiment was conducted to measure the effect. Anecdotal results suggest that pet therapy reduces test anxiety and improves student performance.

research/parish nursing

Using Community-Based Participatory Research in Parish Nursing: A Win-Win Situation!

Maitlen, Lynn A.; Bockstahler, Amie M.; Belcher, Anne E.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):222-227, October/December 2012.

University graduate students partnered with a large urban Hospital Parish Nurse Program for a CBPR project that helped everyone win! Data were used to write grant proposals and expand services to impact high obesity rates in the community.

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Faith Community Nurses: Protecting Our Elders Through Immunizations

Pappas-Rogich, Maria

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):232-237, October/December 2012.

Older adults account for 65% of hospitalizations and 90% of flu deaths annually in the U.S. What can nurses and faith communities do to improve suboptimal immunization rates and protect the elderly?The CE test for this article is available only online at

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