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April/June 2016 - Volume 33 - Issue 2
pp: 69-126,E27-E26

Think About It

NCF @ Work


Christian Nursing 101

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

Christian Ethics

Poetic Expressions

FAQs in Spiritual Care

Called to Teach




CE Connection

Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis

Kroning, Maureen; Kroning, Kayla

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):78-86, April/June 2016.

How serious is adolescent depression? Around 11% of teens ages 12–17 and 30% of high school students suffered from depression in 2013; 17% contemplated suicide. Learn DSM-5 depression criteria and ways to intervene.

parish nursing

Church Member Support Benefits Psychological Well-Being of Pregnant African American Women

Giurgescu, Carmen; Murn, Nicole L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):87-91, April/June 2016.

African American (AA) women are more likely to experience depressive symptoms in pregnancy compared with pregnant non-Hispanic white women. Does faith community support help?

practice/parish nursing

Nursing's Critical Role in the Shifting Landscape of Mental Health

Sheehan, Antony; Miller, Susan Martins

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):92-97, April/June 2016.

Mental illness and substance abuse are the largest public health challenges many nations face. Four key responses are proposed to address mental health using the largest healthcare workforce: nurses.


Employee Spiritual Care: Supporting Those Who Care for Others

McMillan, Kathleen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):98-101, April/June 2016.

How can healthcare systems nurture the spiritual health and wholeness of employees, while giving them the tools they need to provide whole person care?


Nurse Educator Perceptions of Faith-Based Organizations for Service-Learning

Fountain, Rebecca Power; Toone, Amy R.; Deal, Belinda J.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):102-107, April/June 2016.

Barriers for using faith-based organizations (FBOs) for service-learning abound in literature, with little discussion about positive aspects. What do educators say about using FBOs for service-learning clinical sites?

parish nursing/practice

A Transitional Care Model Using Faith Community Nurses

Ziebarth, Deborah; Campbell, Katora P.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):112-118, April/June 2016.

Hospitals are working to decrease readmission rates to save money and improve reimbursement. Discover an innovative evidenced-based model to decrease readmissions using faith communities.

online only

Developing Global Nurse Influencers

Spies, Lori A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):E20-E22, April/June 2016.

How can nursing education help create engaged citizens and global leaders? Read about a learning experience offered by Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

online only/research/education

Teaching and Practicing Caring in the Classroom: Students' Responses to a Self-Awareness Intervention in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Kim, Min-Shik; Patterson, Kathleen T.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):E23-E26, April/June 2016.

Can caring characteristics—sensitivity, empathy, honesty, respect, and listening—be developed in nursing students?