Journal of Christian Nursing

Celebrate JCN's 30th Anniversary“What does it mean to be a Christian nurse?”

For thirty years, the Journal of Christian Nursing has tackled that question head-on, seeking biblical responses to complex nursing issues and helping nurses integrate faith and practice.

Give JCNLooking for the perfect gift for a special nurse, new graduate, or yourself? Give the gift that gives all year long — a subscription to the Journal of Christian Nursing.

1042012lgbtSome time ago I realized I needed to know more about gay issues and concerns. I regularly encounter gay patients in my work as a staff nurse and I don't like the uncomfortable feeling on the unit from other patients, staff, and myself toward them.

GriefAs a nurse, you are intimately present with people who are seriously ill, suffering and dying. But who soothes your residual pain, anguish and doubt?

Journal of Christian NursingDo YOU feel valued for the work you do as a nurse? And if you're a supervisor, how do you support and reward your hard-working staff so they feel genuinely appreciated? Check out these practical suggestions in the article, Unhappy? Low Morale?

4122012fonWhether or not you're familiar with the highly publicized "Future of Nursing" (FON) report, you may wonder what lies ahead for the nursing profession.

Psalm 26:2-3“Reflection is active, purposeful thought applied to an experience to understand the meaning of that experience for the individual. The aim of this purposeful thought is to gain understanding, which then leads to changes in what we do, and new perspectives.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, NLTThese days, DNR (do not resuscitate) often is seen on patients’ records. Ideally, it indicates that the person has weighed the pros and cons of having life extended by “heroic” measures. Sometimes, however, a life goes on longer than would seem humane, even without heroic measures.

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