New JCN Addresses Pain Management, Moral Distress, the Role of Faith

34.2 coverThe April/June issue of JCN is now live and features a special report on moral distress and an article for CE credit on pain management and acute compartment syndrome. Find additional resources for educators, demystify nursing theory, integrating faith and nursing, and more. Whatever your nursing specialty, you’ll find something in JCN to boost your faith and nursing practice.

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We’d like to bring these featured JCN articles to your attention.

CE Feature The Experience of Intense Pain: Nursing Management and Interventions

This article provides an autobiographical narrative of complications after surgery and how a nurse responded to intense pain. “Just because you feel like screaming doesn’t mean you do,” writes the author, Norma Kiser-Larson, PhD, RN. This article offers 1.5 CE contact hours and discusses the diagnosis and management of acute compartment syndrome, pain, and nursing interventions for pain, as well as the use of prayer in illness and compassionate caring from a Christian perspective.

CE Feature Promoting Compliance When Faith Gets in the Way

If patients take medications for an illness they have asked God to heal, does that constitute a breach of faith? Christians who believe that God can heal supernaturally may struggle with seeking and adhering to a prescribed healthcare regimen, as well as experience shame. A faith community nurse implemented and evaluated a health education seminar to assist congregants to view healthcare as compatible with faith in this article offering 1.5 CE contact hours.

Special Feature Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience

Moral distress is a huge problem in healthcare when nurses believe that an action is right, but cannot—or do not—act because of real or perceived threats. This article is an executive summary of a collaborative project to identify strategies that individuals and systems can use to mitigate the detrimental effects of moral distress and foster moral resilience in four areas: practice, education, research, and policy.

Professional Development Demystifying Nursing Theory: A Christian Nursing Perspective

How does nursing theory apply to nursing practice? Explore questions that examine the consistency of nursing theories with Christian perspectives of nursing.

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