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January/March 2016 - Volume 33 - Issue 1
pp: 5-64,E16-E15

Think About It

NCF @ Work!


Christian Nursing 101

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

Christian Ethics

NEW: Poetic Expressions

FAQs in Spiritual Care

Called to Teach




CE Connection

Faith, Hope, and Spirituality: Supporting Parents When Their Child Has a Life-Limiting Illness

Crisp, Cheryl L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):14-21, January/March 2016.

Learn from literature, research, and this author's personal experience about how families employ spirituality and coping as their child becomes critically ill and faces death. Includes suggestions for best caring practices.


When Sorrow Never Stops

Buckley, Cindy J. Lightfoot; Stricklin, Suzanne Martin

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):22-29, January/March 2016.

Two nurses—one who lost her son and one who has a son with intellectual limitations—explain how the Theory of Chronic Sorrow helps explain grieving and how nurses can assist those experiencing long-term bereavement.


Patient Storytelling in the Classroom: A Memorable Way to Teach Spiritual Care

Garner, Shelby L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):30-34, January/March 2016.

Stories shared by patients with nursing students make spiritual care come alive and offer concrete examples of supportive spiritual resources for patient care planning.


Religion and Care Intertwined: Nursing in Catholic Hospitals 1950-1965

Anthony, Maureen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):38-43, January/March 2016.

Catholicism has greatly influenced healthcare in the U.S. since the 1800s. This study explored nursing care in Catholic hospitals prior to Vatican II. Results support that how religious needs were, and are, addressed is important to patient care.


Caring for the Vulnerable: An Exploration of Guatemalan Healthcare Issues

Johanson, Linda

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):44-49, January/March 2016.

As the world becomes increasingly culturally diverse, nurses need to have knowledge of health issues for various ethnicities in order to provide culturally sensitive and competent care.

CE Connection: parish nursing/research

You Are Not Alone: Parish Nurses Bridge Challenges for Family Caregivers

Grebeldinger, Teresa A.; Buckley, Kathleen M.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):50-56, January/March 2016.

A study of family caregiver experiences with parish/faith community nurses reveals four key ways parish nursessupport caregivers, and offers important implications for parish nurse preparation and practice.

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Are Faith Community Nurses Using the Scope and Standards of Practice?

Henderson, Dawn L.; Powers, Cynthia F.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):E1-E6, January/March 2016.

This study of the self-reported frequency with which faith community nurses apply the Standards of Practice in providing care, raises questions about understanding of the standards and related competencies.

India's Distorted Sex Ratio: Dire Consequences for Girls

Roberts, Lisa R.; Montgomery, Susanne B.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1):E7-E15, January/March 2016.

The sex ratio trend in India indicates a growing imbalance, with estimates from the 2011 census indicating approximately seven million fewer girls than expected in the 0-6 age group. What is happening to the girls?