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Spiritual Care at the Bedside: Are We Practicing What We Preach?

J Christ Nurs 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN, is a professor at Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Nursing, Loma Linda, California. She has researched spiritual responses to illness and how nurses provide spiritual care. Carla Gober-Park, PhD, MPH, RN, is an assistant professor, School of Religion; director, Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness (CSLW); and assistant vice president for Spiritual Life and Mission at LLU. Her scholarly work includes a special emphasis on the relation between spirituality, health, and medicine. Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN, is the national director of Nurses Christian Fellowship USA, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Nursing. She is passionate about nursing scholarship and helping nurses improve their spiritual caregiving. Iris Mamier, PhD, RN, is an associate professor at LLU School of Nursing, with a longstanding interest in whole person care and the link between spirituality and health. She is actively involved in nursing research on spiritual care. Chintan K. Somayia, MBA, MS, is a research analyst and program manager at the Center for Community Resilience & CSLW, LLU. Khaled Bahjri, MD, MPH, teaches in the School of Public Health at LLU.

Little is known about how nurses' personal spirituality and religious (S/R) beliefs impact their spiritual care of patients. An online survey was used to collect data from 445 nurses, assessing facets of religiosity, their opinions about introducing S/R during patient care, demographic, and work-related variables. Findings indicated that even in a sample of Christian nurses who scored high on religiousness measures, spiritual care is infrequent. Read More

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December 2018
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Nurses' Perspectives on Spiritual Caregiving: Tending to the Sacred.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Kyla C. Janzen, MSN, RN, completed this research for her masters' thesis at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. She has been a research associate on several studies related to spiritual caregiving. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD, RN, is director of the MSN program at Trinity Western University and teaches health policy. Her research focuses on social justice in health-related fields, including religious diversity, palliative care, and global health. Barbara Astle, PhD, RN, is associate professor of Nursing and director of the Centre of Equity and Global Engagement at Trinity Western University. Her research focuses on global health and equity, global health education, and research literacy.

This qualitative secondary analysis explored the narratives of 14 nurses from various practice settings. Data analysis identified that although nurses share responsibility for spiritual caregiving for their patients, the ability to provide this care is greatly influenced by the extrinsic factors. Spiritual caregiving was seen as both a discrete act that facilitated patients' spiritual practices and, in other situations, took the form of integrative spiritual caregiving that was part of the interpersonal connection in the nurse-patient relationship. Read More

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December 2018
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Ethics Committees: Team Perspectives and Organizational Responses.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Catherine McCarty, PhD, is a scientist and clinical ethicist. She employs stakeholder engagement in her research and teaches medical ethics to students at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus. Robert Barnes, MA, is a staff chaplain at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, Minnesota, focused primarily on critical care ministry and clinical ethics. Monica Thomas, RN, is a 35-year employee of St. Mary's Medical Center, working primarily in ICU, including neonatal and surgical. She has been an ethics committee member for 4 years. Jonathan Sande, MD, is an oncologist and chairs the ethics committee at St. Mary's Medical Center and is the director of advance care planning at Essentia Health. Annette Ouellette, APRN, RN, is an advanced practice nurse and director of nursing informatics. She has been a member of the St. Mary's education and consultation committee for 10 years.

Healthcare ethics committees can be valuable resources but are largely underutilized by nurses. The purpose of this project was to review ethics concerns and educational needs of nurses in a large, integrated healthcare delivery system. Seven themes were identified: organizational issues, nonbeneficial care, withdrawing life-sustaining therapies, discharge disposition, challenging patients and families, communication with physicians, and capacity versus competence. Read More

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December 2018
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What Is Faith-Based Health Promotion? A Working Definition.

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J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E19-E20

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December 2018

Treating Chronic Nonmalignant Pain: Evidence and Faith-Based Approaches.

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J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E17-E18

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December 2018
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Attitudes of Iranian Nurses Toward Spirituality and Spiritual Care.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E11-E16

Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Hojjat Sheikhbardsiri is the corresponding author: Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Email: Phone: +983137925179

Spirituality and spiritual care play a crucial role in providing more effective treatment for patients. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses' attitudes toward spirituality and spiritual care in an educational hospital in Iran. A significant association was found between nurses' spirituality/spiritual care attitudes and age, education level, and type of hospital ward employment (noncritical vs. Read More

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December 2018
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Ready to Care? Student Nurse Perceptions of Spiritual Care Education.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E5-E10

Kimberly Brown, DNP, RN, is a professor at Liberty University School of Nursing in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her primary practice has been leadership and nursing administration. Heather Humphreys, DNP, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Liberty University, teaching in residential and online settings. Elizabeth Whorley, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Liberty University. Diane Bridge, EdD, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at Liberty University. Her clinical background is in med-surg, geriatrics, and cardiac care.

This research investigated the spiritual care educational preparation that nursing students perceive they have received as they transition to practice. A survey using the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale and interviews with senior BSN students at a Christian university demonstrated students' perceptions that their spiritual care education focused primarily on the practice of presence, emphasis on prayer, and the integration of faith in the curricula. Survey results showed a strong perception of readiness to provide spiritual care as graduate nurses. Read More

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December 2018
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Navigating Nursing Transitions: Joy in the Journey?

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E1-E4

Melissa Bouws, PhD, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Her research involves academic nurse leaders and role transition. Janet Weeda, MSN, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Hope College and is pursuing her PhD.

Novice nurses and those new to academic leadership roles may question their career choice when fulfillment and joy are elusive. Resolving these questions often means revisiting the vocation and calling that led nurses to the profession. The authors describe how support from others and gratitude, as well as spiritual awareness, contribute to job satisfaction; a case study illustrates the journey from novice to career-satisfied professional nurse. Read More

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December 2018

PulseBeats.

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J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):63

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December 2018

Chat Room.

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J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):62

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December 2018

Do You See Patients?

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):61

Rosalinda R. Jimenez, EdD, RN, is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. She teaches in the graduate & APRN programs and practices in psychiatry and family practice.

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December 2018

Refining Your Feedback to Students.

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Meigan Robb

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):60

Meigan Robb, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing, assistant director of nursing programs, and MSN program coordinator at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has published and presented on topics addressing nursing faculty, classroom management techniques, and educational strategies.

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December 2018

How Can Faith Be Integrated into Palliative Home-Based Care?

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Briana Rotter

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):59

Briana Rotter, DNP, FNP-C, CNE is an assistant professor at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. Briana is a nurse practitioner at Housecall Providers in Portland, providing home-based primary and palliative care services.

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December 2018

Fragile.

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Cheryl Green

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):58

Cheryl Green, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University and an off-shift nurse leader at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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December 2018

Pregnancy Choices and the Role of Ultrasound Viewing.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):54-57

Ashley B. York, DNP, APRN, is an assistant professor at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. She is certified as a nurse practitioner in women's health and adult/gerontology primary care and has volunteered at a Christian pregnancy resource center. Laurie L. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, is an associate professor at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and DNP advisor to Ashley York. She also is certified as a family nurse practitioner.

Limited research exists on the impact of ultrasound use in abortion or pregnancy clinic settings, to assist women in decision-making regarding their pregnancy. A retrospective chart review study was conducted at a pregnancy resource center to examine the impact of ultrasound viewing on a woman's decision to continue her pregnancy. During a 1-year period, intention to terminate pregnancy was reduced from 44 cases to 14 cases after viewing the ultrasound. Read More

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December 2018
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Norway's Kirkens Bymisjon Leads the Way in Care of the Vulnerable.

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Pamela H Cone

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):42-47

Pamela H. Cone, PhD, RN, is an associate professor in the Graduate Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. As a Fulbright Scholar in Norway, she studied spiritual care.

Caring for vulnerable persons is a global humanitarian and nursing concern. The Norwegian Kirkens Bymisjon system cares for vulnerable people groups in 40 cities, serving as a model for other countries. In 2009, church-city-mission collaborations in Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromsø were visited; follow-up data were collected in 2014. Read More

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December 2018

What Is Faith-Based Health Promotion? A Working Definition.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):31-37

Chrysanthe Patestos, MSN, RN, is a lecturer at Kean University, Union, New Jersey, a faith community nurse, and active in youth ministry. Her research focus is faith-community involvement as a protective factor against initiation of substance use among youth.

Faith-based health promotion (FBHP) is a concept utilized across multiple disciplines, including nursing, public health, government, social work, and medicine. This article presents a hybrid concept analysis of FBHP and construction of a working definition for further investigative study. Defining FBHP is especially valuable for faith community nurses (FCNs), public health nurses, and other healthcare professionals who seek to study and offer FBHP. Read More

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December 2018

Treating Chronic Nonmalignant Pain: Evidence and Faith-Based Approaches.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):22-30

Sarah Snell, DNP, CRNA, teaches in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida. Tia Hughes, DrOT, is the program director for the occupational therapy program at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Carolyn Fore, PhD, RN, is a professor in the Department of Nursing at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Roy Lukman, PhD, is the director, Department of Institutional Research at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA, is director of the Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina.

A significant portion of the world's population is impacted by chronic pain; in the United States, chronic pain costs billions annually in treatment and lost productivity. A needs assessment was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of chronic nonmalignant pain (CNMP) at a university occupational therapy clinic over a 3-month period; recommendations were made to improve pain management at the clinic and referring hospital system. Graded Chronic Pain Scale 2. Read More

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December 2018
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2019 Directory of Christian Nursing Schools in North America.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):16-21

Virginia Wolgemuth, PhD, RN, established and serves as chief nurse administrator of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul School of Nursing, Minnesota. She believes that nursing is a spiritual calling and a rewarding career.

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December 2018

In the Beginning...There Was Nursing Ethics.

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Marsha D Fowler

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):14

Marsha D. Fowler, PhD, MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN, served as colead writer (with Col. Martha Turner, PhD, RN) and "Historian and Code Scholar" on the 2015 revision of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Marsha is senior fellow and professor of Ethics, Spirituality, and Faith Integration at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

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December 2018

Student TXT.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):13

Helen Pallares Janiec, MSN, RN, is a certified wound, ostomy, and continence specialist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California. She volunteers on the Diaconate Committee and serves as a Stephen Minster at First Congregational Church of Ramona, California.

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December 2018

Nursing in the Church.

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Sharon T Hinton

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):12

Sharon T. Hinton, MSN, DMin, RN-BC, is the faith community nurse national project manager, lead nurse planner, and CNE provider unit administrator for the Westberg Institute. She is an FCN educator, coordinator, curriculum writer, international presenter, and is a spiritual director. Contact her at

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December 2018

"Physician, Heal Yourself!" The Importance of Understanding Scripture.

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Kenneth D Royal

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):11

Kenneth D. Royal, PhD, is an assistant professor of Educational Assessment & Outcomes, director of Assessment, Evaluation, & Research, and executive director of the Academy of Educators at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina. Royal writes primarily about psychometrics and medical education.

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December 2018
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Don't Talk to Her!

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Jan Wilson

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):10

Jan Wilson, MSN, FNP, a nearly retired family nurse practitioner, invests her time studying the Bible and sharing her love for the Word with women. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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December 2018

Etc.

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J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1)

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December 2018
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Greetings from the PACEA Region.

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Tove Giske

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1)

Tove Giske, PhD, RN, is professor of health studies at VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway. She serves as president of Nurses Christian Fellowship International.

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December 2018

NCF @ Work.

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J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):6-7

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December 2018
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Practicing Patience in the Midst of Chronic Pain.

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Kristen Mauk

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1)

Kristen Mauk, PhD, RN, is a professor of nursing and graduate program director at Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado. A contributing editor to JCN, Kris has a passion for teaching rehabilitation and gerontological nursing, particularly helping developing countries in these areas.

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December 2018
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Homeless No More: A Christ-Centered, Comprehensive Homeless Recovery Program.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):228-233

Robin Caldwell, PhD, RN, is a clinical assistant professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas. Rebecca Meraz, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Robert Sweeney, BA, has been in Christian ministry since 1984 and involved in homeless ministry since 1998. He became the Executive Director at Dallas LIFE in 2005. He is the author of two books.

Caring for vulnerable and marginalized populations is a central tenet of professional nursing, and of Christian service. Due to the scope and complexities of problems associated with homelessness, nurses may feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to serve homeless individuals. Strategies for ending homelessness largely include resource-intensive, publicly supported housing and comprehensive physical and mental health services. Read More

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September 2018
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Promoting Successful Aging Through Faith Community Nursing.

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J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):E81-E82

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September 2018

The Long Journey of Alzheimer's Disease.

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J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):E79-E80

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September 2018

Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference.

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Barbara Ihrke

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):E55-E78

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September 2018
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Building God's Kingdom Through Strengths-Based Teaching.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):E53-E54

Melinda Hermanns, PhD, RN, has been a nurse for 25 years and a nurse educator for 18 years. She teaches at The University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing. Her research interests include chronic illness, specifically Parkinson's disease and cancer, as well as nursing education. Danice Greer, PhD, RN, has been a nurse for 34 years and a nurse educator for 23 years. She is an NCF member and conducts research and teaches in The University of Texas at Tyler's graduate school.

Teaching nursing students using a strengths-based instructional framework provides an encouraging and positive learning environment. The authors advocate learning one's own strengths and gifts through the Strengthsfinder tool, then applying that self-understanding to teach in a way that instills confidence in students. Read More

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September 2018

Spirituality and Interprofessional Healthcare Education: An Exploratory Study.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):E47-E52

Cynthia Hovland, PhD, MSSW, is an assistant professor of Social Work at Cleveland State University. Her research interests are grounded in nearly 17 years of clinical practice. Joan Niederriter, PhD, RN, is an associate professor of Nursing at Cleveland State University. She has taught older adult clinicals at the University of Akron Nursing department for two years and has vast clinical experience. Joan Thoman, PhD, RN, is a course coordinator for Community Health Nursing that includes topics of community health, home care, and hospice. She serves as faculty advisor for NCF at Cleveland State University.

Undergraduate and graduate programs for healthcare professions are inconsistent in curricular offerings and incorporation of spiritual training. This study reviewed perceptions and opinions about spiritual care held by students at an American university. Data were collected using the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale and one open-ended question. Read More

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September 2018
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PulseBeats.

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Cathy Walker

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):268

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September 2018

Chat Room.

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Cathy Walker

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):267

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September 2018
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Living in the Diagnosis of Cancer.

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Joyce Pompey

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):266

Joyce Pompey, DNP, APRN-BC, is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) School of Nursing. She holds an endowed chair in Neuroscience/Medical Surgical Nursing at USCA.

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September 2018
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Double-Edged Sword: Course Evaluations.

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April Trenary

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):265

April Trenary, MS, RN, is a clinical instructor at Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Norman, Oklahoma. Her background is critical care and emergency nursing. As a nurse and an educator, her personal and career goal is to encourage and inspire others to reach their full potential.

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September 2018

The Birthing of Jesus.

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Melissa R Meyers

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):264

Melissa R. Meyers, RN, worked for 9 years in Afghanistan with a Christian international aid organization. More recently, she is a neonatal nurse at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She is the author of Beneath the Ancient Dust: Inspirational Stories from Nine Years in Afghanistan.

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September 2018
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Intercessory Prayer: Differentiating the Source.

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Carrie M Dameron

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):263

Carrie M. Dameron, MSN, RNBC, CNE, is an assistant professor of nursing and program director at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. She is the author of CARES: Reflections for Nurses. Check out http://blog.carriedameron.com for a discussion and comment about Christian Nursing 101 articles.

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September 2018

Helping Bridge the Great Divides: Supporting Nurse Communication at End of Life.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):258-262

Sondra B. Lee, DNP, FNP-C, is an oncology nurse practitioner, with 22 years' experience in critical care and education. She is an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Trainer. Jeffery W. Forehand, PhD(c), DNP, RN-BC, CNE, is director and professor at Troy University School of Nursing, Troy, Alabama. Judith L. St. Onge, PhD, RN, has 40 years' experience in military and federal clinical nursing and education. Kristi A. Acker, DNP, RN, serves on the multidisciplinary State Advisory Council on Palliative Care and nationally, on the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Graduate Nursing Faculty Advisory Committee.

Many, especially newer, nurses lack the experience for nuanced skillful communication at end of life. This study incorporated the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Core Curriculum Communication module into a nurse residency program and tested for change in attitudes toward end-of-life (EOL) care. Researchers found significant differences in attitudes toward care of the dying before and after the ELNEC training, and between nurses with greater than and less than 5 years experience. Read More

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September 2018
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Assessing Religious Commitment and Satisfaction: The Religious Surrender and Attendance Satisfaction Scale.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):250-257

Natalie A. Cyphers, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor and coordinator for the accelerated BSN program at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Her research focus includes religious commitment and maternal child health. She is a faith community nurse. Andrea D. Clements, PhD, RN, is a professor and assistant chair in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. She has studied the intersection of devout Christianity and health for a decade. She serves in a low-income area church plant.

Survey instruments have been developed to measure whether someone claims to be religious but do not address the degree to which someone is satisfied with their religious commitment. The Religious Surrender and Attendance Satisfaction Scale (RSASS) was revised to measure both a person's level of religious commitment and satisfaction with level of religious commitment. This study was conducted to determine initial validity for the satisfaction portion of the RSASS. Read More

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September 2018

Promoting Successful Aging Through Faith Community Nursing.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):242-249

Lina B. Hixson, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. She serves as a faith community nurse and is involved in Nurses Christian Fellowship in the Pittsburgh area. Susan J. Loeb, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, is an associate professor of nursing and director of the PhD program at Penn State University. Her research foci are older adults coping with chronic comorbidities and end-of-life care in prisons.

Promotion of successful aging is imperative for the growing population of U.S. adults 65 and older, who will outnumber those 18 and under by 2035. Read More

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September 2018
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Serving on a Board of Nursing: Pursuing Justice, Mercy, and Humility.

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Beth DeKoninck

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):240-241

Beth DeKoninck, DNP, NP-C, is an associate professor at University of Saint Francis in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and a family nurse practitioner. She serves on the Indiana State Board of Nursing and is a pastor's wife, mother, and grandmother.

What is it like to serve on a State Board of Nursing (BON)? How does one deal with the weight of the responsibility, the discomfort of inexperience in the role, and integrate personal faith with the professional expectations of administering justice and discipline? The author defines the patients cared for in the BON role and the balance of discipline with care for nurses. Read More

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September 2018
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The Long Journey of Alzheimer's Disease.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):218-227

Monica Kennison, EdD, RN, is a professor and nursing chair at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Elizabeth M. Long, DNP, APRN, is an assistant professor at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, a practicing nurse practitioner, and a Music & Memory™ program champion.

The growing elderly population is creating record numbers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias. Nursing has an unprecedented opportunity to rethink how we care for adults with dementia, reduce the burden of caregivers, and preserve the personhood of patients. This article reviews AD and dementia pathophysiology, history, screening, stigma, treatments and interventions, and caregiver support. Read More

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September 2018
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Moving Beyond Dilemma Ethics.

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Marsha D Fowler

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):217

Marsha D. Fowler, PhD, MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN, served as colead writer (with Col. Martha Turner, PhD, RN) and "Historian and Code Scholar" on the 2015 revision of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Marsha is senior fellow and professor of Ethics, Spirituality, and Faith Integration at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

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September 2018
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Student TXT.

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):216

Julie De Haan and Pamela K. Friesen are affiliated with the Department of Nursing at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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September 2018
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Nursing in the Church.

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Sharon T Hinton

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):215

Sharon T. Hinton, MSN, DMin, RN-BC, is the FCN National Project Manager, Lead Nurse Planner, and CNE Provider Unit Administrator for the Westberg Institute. She is an FCN educator, coordinator, curriculum writer, and international presenter. Sharon is also a spiritual director. Contact her at

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Divine Appointments.

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Kristene Diggins

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):214

Kristene Diggins, DNP, MBA, has been an advanced practice nurse for 8 years. She has worked as an FNP/GNP in various primary care settings and served many years in overseas national ministry. She currently teaches for University of Phoenix and Liberty University and manages professional practice for a large NP practice.

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September 2018

Etc.

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Cathy Walker

J Christ Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;35(4):213

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September 2018
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