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January/March 2013 - Volume 30 - Issue 1
pp: 7-64,E1-E6

Think About It - Guest Editorial

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




A New Forum for Spiritual Dialog

Cass, Ramona

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):28-29, January/March 2013.

In her first editorial the inaugural editor of JCN talked about seeking spiritual truth and life, and where to find it.

The Consequences of Crushing Poverty: A Nurse Fights Back

Schomus, Irene

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):30-33, January/March 2013.

Originally printed in 1984, this author offers powerful insight into the cycle of poverty, how healthcare professionals can make a difference, and God's vision for treatment of the poor.

Does Christianity Cause Mental Illness?

Schnorr, Marcia

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):49-51, January/March 2013.

At the time this article was published in 1984, concern about religious beliefs versus true pathology was an issue in psychiatry. Can Christian beliefs impact mental illness?

My Child or My Life: How Could I Choose?

Kennedy, Victoria

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):52-54, January/March 2013.

This nurse, writing under a pseudonym 30 years ago, relays the agonizing decision to discontinue a pregnancy that threatened her life. Although her situation was rare and might have turned out differently today, her experience helps nurses understand how to offer support in crisis pregnancy situations.

CE Connection

Bullying in Nursing: Roots, Rationales, and Remedies

Szutenbach, Mary Pat

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):16-23, January/March 2013.

Why are we uncivil and at times even hostile to each other in nursing? Where does bullying come from? Most importantly, what can we do about it? Learn about types of bullying, root causes, ways you can respond, and how to swim with sharks.


Happy Birthday JCN – To God Be the Glory!

Schoonover-Shoffner, Kathy

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):26-27, January/March 2013.

This issue marks the beginning of JCN's 30th year of publication. What is the JCN's heritage and who has been involved? What has been and continues to be our mission? Take a look back and look forward to the future of JCN.


Spirituality for Credit: Finding a Place in the Secular Curriculum

Carson, Verna Benner; Gerardi, Ruth

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):34-37, January/March 2013.

Incorporating spiritual care into the nursing curriculum has been a concern for many years. Two educators discuss starting a spirituality course at a secular university in the early 1980s. Carson adds an update about spirituality in education today.


Good Nurses, Bad Nurses: A Patient's Eye-View

Britton, Janet

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):38-41, January/March 2013.

Thirty years ago, this patient experienced her nurses as textbooks, frozen, scolding parents, and friends. She offers understanding of what makes the best nurses.

case study

Case Study: Too Late for Salvation?

Mills, Deborah Stephens; Flynn, Kathleen T.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):42-48, January/March 2013.

Dying patients' relationship with God has been a long standing concern of Christian nurses. This case study, first published in 1985, explores a nurse's true experience of caring for a young man dying from leukemia. Other nurses and a theologian offer insight about appropriate spiritual care.

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.