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October/December 2014 - Volume 31 - Issue 4
pp: 210-271,E1-E13

Think About It

NCF @ Work


Christian Nursing 101

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

Christian Ethics

FAQs in Spiritual Care

In Retrospect

Called to Teach




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Advance Directives Education: A Critical Need

Kroning, Maureen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):220-225, October/December 2014.

Many older adults do not have advance health care directives (AHCDs) while nurses report limited knowledge of AHCDs. How can we improve nursing knowledge?

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Faith Community Nursing: Supporting Healthy People 2020 Initiatives

Pappas-Rogich, Maria; King, Michalene

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):228-234, October/December 2014.

Can faith community nurses effectively implement Healthy People 2020 program objectives?The CE test for this article is available only online at


Palliative Care Doula: An Innovative Model

Lentz, Judith C.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):240-245, October/December 2014.

The palliative care doula supports patients and families during the traumatic and vulnerable period of end-of-life care.


Nursing Students' Perceptions of Adoption: Educational Preparation Needed

Foli, Karen J.; Forster, Anna; Lim, Eunjung

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):246-251, October/December 2014.

Adoption perceptions, knowledge, and curriculum gaps reported by nursing students reveals a lot about caring for those impacted by adoption.

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I Choose Health (Elijo Salud): Impacting Youth Through Parish Nursing

Oakley, Janet; Hoebeke, Roberta

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):252-257, October/December 2014.

Hispanic youth are at risk for becoming obese, which increases their chances of becoming overweight/obese adults.


Classroom to Clinic: Incorporating Adolescent Spiritual / Faith Assessment into Nurse Practitioner Education & Practice

Haley, Janice M.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):258-262, October/December 2014.

There is little evidence that advanced practice nurses routinely address the spirit, especially with adolescents in the outpatient setting.

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Living Out Christian Spirituality in Patient Care: One Nurse Practitioner's Experience

David, Anjali R.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):E1-E5, October/December 2014.

A family nurse practitioner working with cancer patients shares how she lives out her personal spirituality in everyday practice.

Prostate Cancer Support Groups in a Local Faith Community

Wilson, Sonya Marie

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(4):E8-E11, October/December 2014.

In 2014, there will be 233,000 new cases and 29,480 prostate cancer deaths. Support groups can make a difference.

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