Journal Club

NCF offers free quarterly online Journal Clubs discussing Journal of Christian Nursing articles with authors, content experts, and Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) hours.

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All the past journal clubs are available for viewing and are sorted into different categories. There is some overlap and all are helpful for personal growth and development.

Spiritual Care Professional Growth Self-Care Specialty Nursing

 

Spiritual Care

Supporting Spiritual Well-Being in Those Without Specific Beliefs

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Nurses may be unaware of the prevalence in North America of people with no spiritual belief system or who have rejected religious beliefs. How can nurses accurately assess the spiritual condition and needs of these "spiritual nones?" How can we support their spiritual well-being?

2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours avaialable for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Free NCPD link (2.0 contact hours; expires 3/1/2025); slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here   
  • Non-NCF Members:  NCPD available here (2.0 contact hours; $21.95, expires 6/1/2025)
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Required Reading:

Johnston Taylor, E. (2023). How do I support spiritual well-being for atheists? Journal of Christian Nursing, 40(1), 62. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001020

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

Evangelism in Patient Care: An Ethical Analysis

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When and how is it appropriate for nurses to share their faith and beliefs with patients under their professional care? Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

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):

What About Religious Assessment?

Assessing Religious Commitment and Satisfaction Journal Club

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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. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event. 

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):

What is Caring in Nursing?

7242018 Journal Club

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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." Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

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):

 

Professional Growth

Understanding and Supporting Minority Student and Nurse Perspectives

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Learn about how to support minority students and nurses in education and practice settings.

2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours available for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Free NCPD link (2.0 contact hours; expires 9/1/2024), slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here   
  • Non-NCF Members:  NCPD available here (2.0 contact hours; $21.95, expires 9/1/2025)
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Required Reading:

Kunnen, E.E., Miller, K., & Oh, Y. (2023). Minority student perspectives of barriers, supports, and Christian virtues in an undergraduate Christian nursing program. Journal of Christian Nursing, 40(3). https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001089

Additional recommended readings:

  • Hughes, V., Delva, S., Nkimbeng, M., Spaulding, E., Turkson-Ocran, R., Cudjoe, J., Ford, A., Rushton, C., D’Aoust, R., & Han, H.  (2020). Not missing the opportunity: Strategies to promote cultural humility among future nursing faculty. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36(1), 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.06.005
  • Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030. (2021). The nursing workforce. In M. K Wakefield, D. R. Williams, S. Le Menestrel, S., & J. L. Flaubert (Eds.). The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity (pp. 59-98). National Academies Press. https://nap.nationalacademies.org/read/25982/chapter/5
  • Turkson-Ocran, R. N., Nkimbeng, M., Erol, D., Hwang, D. A., Aryitey, A. A., & Hughes, V. (2022). Strategies for providing culturally sensitive care to diverse populations. Journal of Christian Nursing39(1), 16–21. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000900

2000 Years of Clinical Trials: The Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice

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2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours avaialable for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Free NCPD link (2.0 contact hours; expires 6/1/2024); slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here   
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Does Scripture written 2000 years ago apply to nursing today? What was the first evidenced-based practice research exploration? Daniel's nutrition trial around 606 B.C. has all the elements of current clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research (CER). Learn about the evolution of evidence-based practice (EBP), clinical trials, and CER. Discover various designs, checklists, and more!

Required Reading:

Zrelak, P. A. (2023). 2000 years of clinical trials: The evolution of evidence-based practice. Journal of Christian Nursing, 40(2), 20-25. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001047

Additional recommended readings:

A Time to Speak: When Incivility Injures Patients

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Incivility continues to create challenging work environments for healthcare workers. Nurses who experience incivility related to patient concerns or treatment often must confront power differentials and the fear of consequences if they advocate for the patient. How can nurses speak up? Moral courage and biblical insights to strengthen nurses will be discussed.

2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours avaialable for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Free NCPD link (2.0 contact hours; expires 3/1/2025); slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here   
  • Non-NCF Members:  NCPD available here (2.0 contact hours; $21.95, expires 6/1/2025)
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2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours and additional resources for this event are available free to NCF members. Not a member? NCPD is available through 12/1/2024. Join here and get free NCPD contact hours! 

Required Reading:

Madden, M. A., & McAlister, B. S. (2022). A time to speak: When incivility injures patients. Journal of Christian Nursing, 39(3), 174-178. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000971

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:
Pajakoski, E., Rannikko, S., Leino-Kilpi, H., & Numminen, O. (2021). Moral courage in nursing: An integrative literature review. Nursing & Health Sciences, 23(3), 570-585. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12805

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2016). AACN standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments: A journey to excellence (2nd ed.). https://www.aacn.org/wd/hwe/docs/hwestandards.pdf

Kisner, T. (2018). Workplace incivility: How do you address it? Nursing2022, 48(6), 36-40. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000532746.88129.e9

Bridging the Racial Divide: Nurses Leading by Christ's Example

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2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CE) hours are available to NCF members here and will expire 9/6/2024.

This Journal Club will assist nurses in building personal awareness of racism and implicit bias, and understand how these impact our nursing, work, and personal relationships. We will explore meaningful narratives of racial experiences from three nurses and identify elements of racial bias in their stories. A biblical perspective to nursing, person, health, environment, self-leadership, and the 2015 Code of Ethics for Nurses will be applied to racism. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

Required Reading:

Dockery, T. H. (2022). Bridging the racial divide: Nurses leading by Christ’s example. Journal of Christian Nursing, 39(3), 162-165. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000966

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

American Nurses Association. (n. d.). National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing.https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/racism-in-nursing/national-commission-to-address-racism-in-nursing/

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. (2022). Survey shows substantial racism in nursing. https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/racism-in-nursing/national-commission-to-address-racism-in-nursing/survey-shows-substantial-racism-in-nursing/

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. (2022). Top ten ways to be an antiracist in nursing.https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/clinical-practice-material/national-commission-to-address-racism-in-nursing/antiracism-in-nursing/

National Commision to Address Racism in Nursing. (2022). Commission's foundational report on racism in nursing. https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/racism-in-nursing/national-commission-to-address-racism-in-nursing/commissions-foundational-report-on-racism--in-nursing/

Iheduru-Anderson, K.C., & Wahi, M.M. (January 31, 2022). Race and racism discourse in U.S. nursing: Challenging the silence" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 27, No. 1, Manuscript 1. http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-27-2022/No1-Jan-2022/Race-and-Racism-Discourse-in-US-Nursing.html

Offering Culturally Congruent Christian Care

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Nurses are constantly sharpening their cultural and professional awareness to offer patients culturally congruent care. As nurses of faith, we also want to emulate Christ. During the January Journal Club on Thursday, January 21, using the JCN article "Offering Culturally Congruent Christian Care" (July/Sept 2019 issue), we’ll drill into these facets of care. Join the discussion to strengthen your theoretical and practical understanding of what it means to care for patients holistically and appropriately. Article co-authors Jennie Gunn and Linda Sue Hammonds join the JCN editors to interact with nurses on this topic.

Required Reading:

Gunn, J., Bydalek, K., Rikabi, G., Hammonds, L., Hebert, W., Hughes, C., & Lincoln, B. (2019). Offering culturally congruent Christian care. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(3), E43-E48. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000628

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

  • Marion, L., Douglas, M., Lavin, M. A., Barr, N., Gazaway, S., Thomas, E., & Bickford, C. (2017). Implementing the new ANA standard 8: Culturally congruent practice. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No01PPT20 *please click the hyperlink to view the reading
  • Campinha-Bacote, J. (2019). Cultural competemility: A paradigm shift in the cultural competence versus cultural humility debate–part I. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 24(1). https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol24No01PPT20 *please click the hyperlink to view the reading
  • Camphinha-Bacote, J. (2003). The spiritual key to cultural competence. Journal of Christian Nursing, 20(3), 20-22. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.CNJ.0000262424.25253.cf
  • Mahoney, G. (2020). Being and doing: A cultural immersion reflection. Journal of Christian Nursing, 37(2), 114-116. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000607

Using Upstream Thinking to Improve Flu Vaccination Rates

 

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As flu season looms, nurses are even more crucial this year to be advocates and educators about vaccination. JCN's editors invite nurses from all practice settings to learn how to apply upstream thinking to vaccination as we take a look at “Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Flu Vaccine Uptake on a College Campus” (October/December JCN).

Required Reading:

Hargrave, K. (2020). Interprofessional collaboration to Improve uptake of flu vaccination on a college campus. Journal of Christian Nursing, 37(4), 221-227. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000756

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

Building God’s Kingdom Through Strengths-Based Teaching

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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? Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

Required reading:  

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

Six Principles for Remaining Positive in a Negative Work Environment

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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. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

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):

 

Self-Care

Praying the Psalms: A Key Strategy for Resilience

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2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours available for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here (free NCPD expired 5/9/2024)  
  • Non-NCF Members:  NCPD available here for purchase (2.0 contact hours; $21.95, expires 3/7/2005)
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Learn about how praying the Psalms can be self-care for nurses and help build resilience.

REQURED READING: Helms, K., Rajamohan, S., & Tedone, D. (2023). Praying the Psalms as a nursing resilience intervention.Journal of Christian Nursing, 41(1). https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001129

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

Nilsson, H. (2022). Spiritual self-care management for nursing professionals: A holistic approach. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 40(1), 64-73. https://doi.org/10.1177/08980101211034341

Rajamohan, S., Chalmers, K., Bennett, E., & Brzoza, S. (2023). Fostering resilience in nursing through R.E.S.T. Journal of Christian Nursing, 40(1), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001016

Yilmaz, E. B. (2017). Resilience as a strategy for struggling against challenges related to the nursing profession. Chinese Nursing Research, 4(1), 9-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnre.2017.03.004

 

Nursing with Strength that Endures

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Explore and apply endurance and resilience building strategies in nursing from a professional and biblical perspective.

2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours available for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here (free NCPD expired 2/1/2024)  
  • Non-NCF Members:  NCPD available here (2.0 contact hours; $21.95, expires 12/6/2024)
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Required Reading:

Additional recommended readings:

  • Nurses Christian Fellowship. (2023). Nursing with Strength that Endures Bible Study. https://ncf-jcn.org/resources/nursing-strength-endures
  • Albsoul, R.A., Hughes, J., Alshyyab, M.A. and Fitzgerald, G. (2023), A scoping review of the literature of interventions for enhancing nurses' resilience in acute care settings, Journal of Health Organization and Management, 37(1), 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-04-2022-0127
  • Rajamohan, S., Chalmers, K., Bennett, E., & Brzoza, S. (2023). Fostering resilience in nursing through R.E.S.T. Journal of Christian Nursing40(1), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001016
  • Henshall, C., Davey, Z., & Jackson, D. (2020). Nursing resilience interventions–A way forward in challenging healthcare territories. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(19-20), 3597-3599. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15276
  • Amsrud, K. E., Lyberg, A., Severinsson, E. (2019). Development of resilience in nursing students: A systematic qualitative review and thematic synthesis. Nurse Education in Practice, 41, 102621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102621
    · Tsui, J., & Adam, S. (2023). Resilience in nursing education: An evolutionary concept analysis. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 20(1), 20220121. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2022-0121

On Defying the King: Peril and Pluck

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In all areas of practice, nurses can face the difficult question: How do I have the strength to do what I believe is right and obey God when "the Pharaoh" wants something else? Where do I get the strength to do what God wants me to do? Calls me to do? To do what I believe is right?

2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours and additional resources for this event are available free to NCF members. Not a member? Join here and get free NCPD contact hours! NCPD is available through 6/7/2024.

Required Reading:

Fowler, M. D. (2021). On Defying the King. Journal of Christian Nursing, 38(3), 144-145. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000832

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

Self-Care: A Stewardship Perspective

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While nurses pour out their care, compassion, and skills on patients and their families, the majority of nurses are worn out, compassion fatigued, and too short of time to care well for themselves. Shifting the self-care paradigm to one of stewardship is a powerful move toward tending to one’s own valid needs physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Using the JCN article, “Self-Care: A Stewardship Perspective" (April/June 2021 issue), to recognize why we shortchange ourselves and how, with a refreshed view, we can reframe self-care as stewarding the persons God made us to be, article author Rachel Spurlock Helbley joins the JCN editors to interact with nurses on this topic. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

Required Reading:

Spurlock, R. (2021). Self-care: A stewardship perspective. Journal of Christian Nursing, 38(2). https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000688

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

  • Poppa, K. (2108). Self-care is soul care. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, 12(1), 50-70. https://doi.org/10.1177/1939790918795633
  • Couser, G., Chesak S., & Cutshall, S. (2020). Developing a course to promote self-care for nurses to address burnout. OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in  Nursing, 25(3). https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol25No03PPT55
  • Williams, H., Costley, T., Bellury, L. M., & Moobed, J. (2018). Do health promotion behaviors affect levels of job satisfaction and job stress for nurses in an acute care hospital? Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(6), 342-348. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0000000000000625

 

Specialty Nursing

Camp Nursing: A Unique Specialty

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Have you wanted to try something different in your nursing journey? Camp nursing gives you so many options and possibilities, including ministry to campers and staff. Get a real picture of what camp nursing is all about. Discover decision-making in an independent practice setting. 

1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours avaialable for this journal club.

  • NCF Members: Free NCPD link (2.0 contact hours; expires 6/1/2024); slide deck, Discussion guide, and bibliography for this event available here   
  • Non-NCF Members:  NCPD available here (2.0 contact hours; $21.95, expires 3/7/2025
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Required Reading:

Schmidt, K. (2022). Camp nursing: A unique specialty. Journal of Christian Nursing, 39(2), 47-51. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000943

Recommended Reading:

Funk, T., Quach, L., ... & Hashikawa, A. (2022). Keeping children health at summer camp: A study of medications
administered in the camp setting. Children's Health Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2022.2063127

Gaslin, T., & Marugg, M. (2020). The world of camp nursing. Risk Solution Services. https://mklstatic01.azureedge.net/~/media/specialty/risk-management/safety-guides/camp-nursing.pdf?rev=a5756deda1924449af2d8726bc373d54&hash=9AF26194EBC5BC8A42B0C2B28F89DCEE

Garst, B. A., Erceg, L. E., Thompson, S., & Baird, S. (2010). Healthy camp study update: Ten promising practices of a healthy camp. Camping Magazine. https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/camping-magazine/healthy-campstudy-update-ten-promising-practices-healthy-camp 

Handler, A., Lustgarden, M., Zahavi, A., Freedman, D., Rosoph, L., & Hurley, K. F. (2018). Summer camp health initiative: An overview of injury and illness in two Canadian summer camps. Cureus, 10(7), e2905. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2905

Simulating the Refugee Experience to Cultivate Cultural Competence and Sensitivity

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1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours avaialable for this journal club.

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Author Stephanie Wynn participated in the discussion along with Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, Editor-in-Chief of JCN and Kristen L. Mauk, Senior Editor of JCN. Participants will strengthen their cultural competence and sensitivity by gaining an understanding of the traumatic experiences that affect refugees' health and the barriers to healthcare in the host country. In addition, the three C model of care is discussed as an approach to implementing culturally competent care in the practice setting.

Recommended Readings:

Harvey, N. R., & Wynn, S. T. (2022). Simulating the refugee experience to cultivate cultural competence and sensitivity. Journal of Christian Nursing, 39(15), 47-51https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000822

Plus one additional reading from the recommended:

Brandenberger, J., Tylleskär, T., Sontag, K., Peterhans, B., & Ritz, N. (2019). A systematic literature review of reported challenges in health care delivery to migrants and refugees in high-income countries: The 3C model. BMC Public Health, 19, 755.  https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-7049-x

World Health Organization. (2021). Common health needs of refugees and migrants: Literature review. WHO. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240033108

Burchill, J., & Pevalin, D. J. (2014). Demonstrating cultural competence within health-visiting practice: Working with refugee and asylum-seeking families. Diversity and Equality in Health Care, 11, 151-159. http://repository.essex.ac.uk/10571/

Ogunsijo, O., Cho, H. N., Mashingaidze, G., & Wilkes, L. (2018). “I am still passionate despite the challenges”: Nurses navigating care for refugees. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(17-18), 3335-3344. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13863

Recognizing the Trauma of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Childhood trauma is linked to long-term negative health outcomes throughout the lifespan and is recognized as a public health crisis. Using the framework of the four main components of trauma-informed care is a beginning step in meeting the deep, unmet needs of adult patients with sensitivity and awareness. Christian nurses recognize Jesus as the first trauma-informed provider and model his relational characteristics as they promote healing from trauma. Please click the above image to begin viewing the December 2021 Journal Club webinar. 

2.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours and additional resources for this event are available free to NCF members. Not a member? Join here and get free NCPD contact hours! NCPD is available through 12/6/2024.  

Required Reading:

Cole, B. S, (2021). Recognizing the trauma of adverse childhood experiences. Journal of Christian Nursing, 38((4), 248-252. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000884 (https://journals.lww.com/journalofchristiannursing/Fulltext/2021/10000/Recognizing_the_Trauma_of_Adverse_Childhood.16.aspx)

Plus one additional recommended reading from the following:

  • Koetting, C. (2016). Trauma informed care: Helping patients with a painful past. Journal of Christian Nursing, 33(4), 206-213. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000315
  • Fleishman, J., Kamsky, H., & Sundborg, S. (2019). Trauma-informed nursing practice. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 24(2), https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol24No02Man03
  • Woods, S. H., Larwin, K. H., & Allen, K. M. (2020). How we rise: Overcoming trauma with healthy life outcomes and spiritual counsel. Journal of Mental Health and Social Behaviour, 2(1), 118. https://doi.org/10.33790/jmhsb1100118   
  • Hipolito, E., Samuels-Dennis, J. A., Shanmuganandapala, B., Maddoux, J., Paulson, R., Saugh, D., & Carnahan, B. (2014). Trauma-informed care: Accounting for the interconnected role of spirituality and empowerment in mental health promotion. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 16, 193-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2014.925368

 

The Difference Rehabilitation Makes

Please click the above image to begin viewing the July Journal Club webinar.  The NCPD contact hours for this event have expired.

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. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

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

Preferences to Receive Information About Palliative Care for Adult Patients

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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.” Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

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

 

Caring for Daughters Without Mothers

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What are the unique care needs of women who lost their mother at a young age? Learn how to support this unique patient population. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event.

Required reading:  

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

 

Why a Faith Community Nurse Program?

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

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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. Please note: NCPD is no longer available for this event. 

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