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October/December 2016 - Volume 33 - Issue 4
pp: 197-256,E46-E59

Think About It

NCF @ Work!


Christian Nursing 101

Nursing in the Church

Student TXT

Student TXT

De Haan, Julie; Friesen, Pamela K.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):203, October/December 2016.

“The future nursing abbreviations to follow my professional signature are nothing compared to my identity in the lover of my soul.”

Christian Ethics

Poetic Expressions

FAQs in Spiritual Care

Called to Teach




CE Connection

Trauma-Informed Care: Helping Patients with a Painful Past

Koetting, Cathy

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):206-213, October/December 2016.

Life trauma often leads to lifestyle practices that impact the development of chronic disease. Learn about trauma-informed care to deliver superior care to patients that reflects insight into past trauma.


Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Religious Nurses

Sanders, Lynne; Kopis, Sharon; Moen, Carolyn; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):214-219, October/December 2016.

Researchers explored religious nurses' perceptions of spiritual care, barriers, and the adequacy of their spiritual care education. The results provide evidence for better spiritual care training.


Spiritual Darkness: Reflections on a Medical Mission

Jimenez, Rosalinda Ramirez

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):220-224, October/December 2016.

What can you do when you find yourself in a mission situation of spiritual darkness? This author shares how she dealt with feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and defeated.


Improving Health Through Political Activism

Johnston, Donald; Landreneau, Kandace

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):225-229, October/December 2016.

Through proactive service, these nurse leaders brought about positive change in their community.

CE Connection: parish nursing

Equipping African American Clergy to Recognize Depression

Anthony, Jean Spann; Morris, Edith; Collins, Charles W.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):230-237, October/December 2016.

Many African Americans turn to clergy when depressed, but clergy don't know how to help or when to refer to mental health services. Nurse developed workshops can train clergy to effectively offer help.


Strategies for Providing Spiritual Care & Support to Nursing Students

Milner, Kerry A.; Foito, Kim; Watson, Sherylyn

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):238-243, October/December 2016.

There is a paucity of literature on how to facilitate spiritual development in nursing students. This faith-based school uses strategies throughout the curriculum in the U.S. and abroad.

Nursing in the Mercy Traditions: Engaging Students in the Life of Catherine McAuley

Kwasky, Andrea; Corrigan, Catherine

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):244-248, October/December 2016.

A10-day learning experience trip to Ireland helps nursing students develop a philosophy of mercy care and build cultural competence.

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Model for a Healthy Work Environment

Blevins, Jamie

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):E46-E49, October/December 2016.

The Healthy Work Environment model, focusing on PEOPLE and PRACTICE, provides a checklist of what is important in creating and sustaining a healthy work environment in education and practice.

Discovering Their Needs: Southern Rural Women of East India

Wilson-Anderson, Kaye; Lee, Holly; Pinnock, Jessi; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):E50-E55, October/December 2016.

Efforts to serve cross-culturally need to be based on the perceived needs of those served. How do rural Indian women perceive health and what are their learning needs?