Journal Club

NCF offers quarterly live online Journal Clubs discussing Journal of Christian Nursing articles with authors, JCN editors, NCF members, and offers free Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) hours for members for Journal Club. If you are an active NCF member, click here for current Journal Club NCPD offerings. The Journal Clubs below are archives; they provide excellent educational content but the NCPD has expired.

The Difference Rehabilitation Makes

July 16, 2020

Please click the above image to begin viewing the July Journal Club webinar. 

This live event Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CE) expired June, 3, 2022. 

Discover the deeper meaning of rehabilitation and how to implement rehab in every aspect of your nursing work. Enjoy the interactive discussion of the article, The Difference Rehabilitation Makes, and a personal exploration of rehab. NCF Director, Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, whose husband suffered a severe TBI, and certified rehab nurse, Kris Mauk, JCN Senior Editor, lead NCF's July 2020 Journal Club.

Required Reading: 

Schoonover-Shoffner, K., & Rudder, T. (2020). The difference rehabilitation makes. Journal of Christian Nursing, 37(3), 153-157. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000721

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

  • Biester, R. C., Krych, D., Schmidt, M. J., Parrott, D., Katz, D. I., Abate, M., & Hirshson, C. (2016). Individuals with traumatic brain injury and their significant others' perceptions of information given about the nature and possible consequences of brain injury: Analysis of a national survey. Professional Case Management, 21(1), 22-33. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCM.0000000000000121  (open access)
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2020). Rehabiliation. Medline Plus. https://medlineplus.gov/rehabilitation.html  (open access)
  • Corallo, F., Bonanno, L., Formica, C., Corallo, F., De Salvo, S., Lo Buono, V., Di Cara, M.., Alagna, A., Rifici, C., Bramanti, P., & Marino, S. (2019). Religious coping in caregiver of Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries. Journal of Religion and Health, 58, 1444–1452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00840-8
  • Gillespie, E., (2019). A qualitative pilot study of spirituality in long-term recovery in acquired brain injury. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 73(2) 96–105. https://doi.org/10.1177/1542305019853588

To earn CE, participants must participate in the full hour of discussion. Instructions on how to obtain your CE certificate will be provided at the end of the session.

Lippincott Professional Development (LPD) will award 1 contact hour for participation in the journal club continuing nursing education activity.

NCF offers free NCPD for members through Journal Club. If you are an active NCF member, click here for current Journal Club NCPD offerings. The Journal Clubs below are archives; they provide excellent educational content but offer no NCPD.

 

Preferences to Receive Information About Palliative Care for Adult Patients

April 16, 2020

Please click the above image to begin viewing the April Journal Club webinar. Then, email NCF@intervarsity.org for instructions on how to get your CE certificate. 

NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

Given the current global pandemic, caring for persons at the end of life is highly applicable to Christian nurses today. Learn from an informative panel discussion with guest nursing professor and author Dr. Gail Pittroff on her article “Preferences to Receive Information about Palliative Care for Adult Patients.” 

Required reading: 

Pittroff, G., & Hendricks-Ferguson, V. (2020).  Preferences to receive information about palliative care for adult patientsJournal of Christian Nursing, 37(2), 88-93. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000710

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):

  • Higginson, I. J., Daveson, B. A., Morrison, R. S., Yi, D., Meier, D., Smith, M., Ryan, K., McQuillan, R., Johnston, B. M., & Normand, C. (2017). Social and clinical determinants of preferences and their achievement at the end of life: Prospective cohort study of older adults receiving palliative care in three countries. BMC geriatrics, 17(1), 271. https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877-017-0648-4
  • Tavares, N., Jarrett, N., Hunt, K., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Palliative and end-of-life care conversations in COPD: A systematic literature review. ERJ open research, 3(2), 00068-2016. https://openres.ersjournals.com/content/erjor/3/2/00068-2016.full.pdf
  • Woodman, C., Baillie, J., & Sivell, S. (2016). The preferences and perspectives of family caregivers towards place of care for their relatives at the end-of-life. A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative evidence. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 6(4), 418-429. https://spcare.bmj.com/content/bmjspcare/6/4/418.full.pdf
  • Institute of Medicine: Committee on Approaching Death. (2015, March 19). Dying in America: Improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life. National Academies Press. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK285686/#sec_033

To earn CE, participants must participate in the full hour of discussion. Instructions on how to obtain your CE certificate will be provided at the end of the session.

Lippincott Professional Development (LPD) will award 1 contact hour for participation in the journal club continuing nursing education activity.


Caring for Daughters Without Mothers

January 16, 2020

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

What are the unique care needs of women who lost their mother at a young age? Learn how to support this unique patient population.

Required reading:  

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):


Building God’s Kingdom Through Strengths-Based Teaching

October 24, 2019

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

People typically focus on how to improve their weaknesses; how to overcome deficits. What would happen if we focused instead, on our strengths? How could this improve nursing practice, especially for nurse educators?  

Required reading:  

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):


Evangelism in Patient Care: An Ethical Analysis

July 18, 2019

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

When and how is it appropriate for nurses to share their faith and beliefs with patients under their professional care? 

Required Reading:  Fowler, M. D. (2019). Evangelism in patient care: An ethical analysis. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(3), 172-177. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000622  Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Fulltext/2019/07000/Evangelism_in_Patient_Care__An_Ethical_Analysis.13.aspx  

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):


Six Principles for Remaining Positive in a Negative Work Environment

April 25, 2019

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

Our profession is a chaotic one filled with numerous trials and demands. In our recent member survey, students, educators, nursing managers, and nurses at the bedside all shared the challenges of navigating difficult work environments. Providing care to meet the complex health needs of our patients and their families, poor communication among team members, lack of staff coverage, long work hours, and juggling work schedules along with rigorous program requirements are just a few of the realities we face.

Required Reading:  Johanson, L. (2019). Six principles for remaining positive in a negative work environment. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(2), E21-E25. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000598  FREE at https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Fulltext/2019/04000/Six_Principles_for_Remaining_Positive_in_a.23.aspx

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):


What About Religious Assessment?

January 17, 2019

Assessing Religious Commitment and Satisfaction Journal Club

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

As nurses, we hear a lot about spiritual assessment—but assessment doesn’t always provide information about satisfaction with spirituality and religion. Join us to discuss a new easy to use tool for assessing religious commitment, and earn free CE!   CE good through January 2020.

Required Reading: Cyphers, N. A., & Clements, A. D. (2018). Assessing religious commitment and satisfaction: The Religious Surrender and Attendance Satisfaction Scale. Journal of Christian Nursing, 35(4), 250-257. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000531  FREE at: https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Abstract/2018/10000/Assessing_Religious_Commitment_and_Satisfaction_.14.aspx

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):


Why a Faith Community Nurse Program?

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Why a Faith Community Nurse Program? October 18, 2018 Journal Club

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

Discuss the JCN article, Why a Faith Community Nurse Program? A Five-Finger Response by Deborah Ziebarth.

This article provides a simple way of communicating the value of a FCN program to hospital leadership, stakeholders, and faith communities alike. It’s an important conversation with the potential to impact the health and well-being of many in our community. Share your experiences and learn from others who are supporting healthier outcomes in our communities. CE credit is available after watching the video and completing CE requirements (instructions provided at the end). CE good through October 2019.

Recommended Readings:
Mock, G. S. (2017). Value and meaning of Faith Community Nursing: Client and nurse perspectives. Journal of Christian Nursing, 34(3), 182-189.
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000393 Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Abstract/2017/07000/Value_and_Meaning_of_Faith_Community_Nursing_.14.aspx

Schroepfer, E. (2016). A Renewed Look at Faith Community Nursing, Medsurg Nursing, 25(1), 62-66. Retrieved from http://www.pnmny.org/articles/ARenewedLookatFaithCommunityNursingMSN%20J-F16.pdf

Balint, K.A., & George, N.M. (2015). Faith Community Nursing scope of practice: Extending access to healthcare. Journal of Christian Nursing, 33(1), 34-40. Doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000119 Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Abstract/2015/03000/Faith_Community_Nursing_Scope_of_Practice_.13.aspx


What is Caring in Nursing?

July 24, 2018

7242018 Journal Club

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NOTE: This is excellent content, however you can no longer earn CE for this live event webinar. 

The heart of good nursing has always been caring. But what is the foundation of caring? Different world views attribute the nurse's basis for caring to various sources. Is there such a thing as Christian caring?

This online discussion for NCF members in July 2018 explores divergent caring perspectives and reminds Christian nurses that caring and compassion come from the call to love God and love others whole-heartedly.

This Journal Club meeting is based on the article, "What is Caring in Nursing: Sorting Out Humanistic and Christian Perspectives."

Required Reading: Newbanks, S.; Rieg, L.; Schaefer, B. (2018). What Is Caring in Nursing? Sorting Out Humanistic and Christian Perspectives. Journal of Christian Nursing, 35(3), 160-167. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000441 Authors Shirlene Newbanks, Linda Rieg, and Beverly Schaefer will be joining in the discussion!

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following (free to access):