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January/March 2014 - Volume 31 - Issue 1
pp: 5-68,E1-E5

Reader Survey

Think About It

NCF @ Work


Christian Nursing 101

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

FAQs in Spiritual Care

In Retrospect

Christian Ethics

Called to Teach




CE Connection

Elder Abuse: Speak Out for Justice

Olson, Jenna M.; Hoglund, Barbara A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):14-21, January/March 2014.

Elder abuse is a common, growing problem that is a lot more than physical or verbal abuse. Proverbs 31:8 cries “Speak up for the people who have no voice…Speak out for justice!” Learn about elder abuse types, prevalence, risk factors, assessment tools, resources, and how to intervene.


Healing, Healthcare, Missions, and the Church

Jarlsberg, Connie

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):24-27, January/March 2014.

What can churches do to care for people physically as well as spiritually? How can short-term healthcare missions support local ministry? Find answers to these important questions plus resources for healthcare ministry.

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Health Ministry Partnerships: Creating a Habit for Health

Horton, Shalonda E. B.; Alvear, Elizabeth E.; Horton, Daryl L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):28-34, January/March 2014.

Learn about a partnership between a church and a state university that grew out of a desire to reduce obesity in the congregation and a nurse educator looking for clinical experience for students. The results are exciting!The CE test for this article is available only online at


God Changed Their Lives: The Value of Religion in the Elderly

Lee, Tsai-Feng; Wu, Lifen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):36-39, January/March 2014.

For the elderly, the meaning and value of life may be constantly threatened. Does belief in God make a difference in accepting the imperfections of life?


Depression in Chronic Illness: Does Religion Help?

Koenig, Harold G.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):40-46, January/March 2014.

Explore the physiological impact of depression, how religion helps, and a Duke University study examining the effectiveness of religious cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) versus conventional CBT in the treatment of major depression in patients with chronic illness.Supplemental digital content is available in text.


Reflections on Spiritual Care: Methods, Barriers, Recommendations

Bowers, Heather; Rieg, Linda S.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):47-51, January/March 2014.

Spiritual care is an important nursing skill. These reflections of Christian nurses validate prior research and reveal ways to improve spiritual caregiving.

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Creating Space for the Mentally Ill in the Faith Community

Brinkley, Jeffry; Kaul, Teri

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):52-56, January/March 2014.

Millions today live with a severe and persistent mental illness. Faith communities can initiate “Sojourner Ministries” to offer support.

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Responding To God's Call

Mccarver, Pamala K.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):E1-E3, January/March 2014.

Nurses are so busy it's hard to find time outside of work to serve others. Discover what this nurse learned about hearing God.This article is available online at

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