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July/September 2013 - Volume 30 - Issue 3
pp: 133-192,E1-E14

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




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Spirit-Guided Care: Christian Nursing for the Whole Person

Murphy, Lyn S.; Walker, Mark S.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):144-152, July/September 2013.

Despite a strong historical foundation in spiritual whole person care, nurses struggle with holistic caring. For the Christian nurse, holistic nursing can be described as Spirit-guided care – removing oneself as the motivating force and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide nursing practice.


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.

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Creating a Culture for Evidence-Based Practice in the Faith Community

Lashley, Mary

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):158-163, July/September 2013.

There is little research that addresses the impact of faith community nursing (FCN) on health outcomes or evaluates FCN programs. How can FCNs bring research into the faith community and build evidence-based practice?The CE test for this article is available only online at


The Humbled Expert: An Exploration of Spiritual Care Expertise

Pittroff, Gail E.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):164-169, July/September 2013.

This study explored how inpatient palliative care nurse consultants provide spiritual care and how they acquired these skills. Nurses in any setting can learn much about caring spiritually for patients and families.


Do Motivational Gifts Impact Nurses’ Job Fit and Satisfaction?

Tomlinson, Jon C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):172-178, July/September 2013.

What do the seven motivational gifts described in Romans 12:3-8 have to do with nursing today? Could these gifts impact nursing job satisfaction, person-job fit, or recruitment into nursing?toc supple.


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Does Religious Adherence Help Diabetic Patients' Well-Being?

Dehning, Doug O.; Nelson, Lindsay A.; Stewart, Jeanette A.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):E1-E11, July/September 2013.

Nearly 300 diabetic patients were surveyed about their faith activities, basic beliefs, and sense of well-being. Survey results support that Christian spirituality may be a positive coping mechanism for diabetic patients.

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