Journal of Christian Nursing

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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.

JCN Editorby Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, JCN Editor

How do you maintain your sense of vocation and calling as a nurse or nurse educator? Recently I was asked to speak on this challenging topic at two events hosted by Seattle Pacific University. What a rich experience we had together!

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