NCF Connections, March 2017

What About Moral Distress?

What About Moral Distress?Moral distress is huge in healthcare. We encounter moral distress when we believe that an action is right but, because of real or perceived constraints, we either cannot, or do not, take the action. Has this happened to you? Read more from Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner in her JCN editorial.

Encouraging Nursing Students

Encouraging Nursing StudentsWhen new students join the NCF chapter, they often ask, “What is NCF?” There are three words that capture the mission and vision of NCF on campus. Students and faculty are encouraged, equipped, and empowered. First, we encourage them.

Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit

National Nurses Week Nurses Week (May 6-12) provides natural opportunities to invite your nursing friends and coworkers to a prayer event or a special Bible discussion based on the ANA theme. Check out ideas for how you can reach out to others with the holistic love of Christ during Nurses Week.

JCNNEW: Journal of Christian Nursing

Check out the latest issue of the April/June JCN featuring a special report on moral distress. Learn about pain management and acute compartment syndrome. Find resources for educators, demystify nursing theory, and more. Join us on the new JCN Facebook page and get regular updates when you Like JCN.

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Growing a Compassionate Heart

Growing a Compassionate Heart God calls us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8), but what does this look like for marginalized people in health care? Nurses and students gathered in Minnesota to explore how to represent Jesus Christ with a growing heart of compassion for the underserved in their communities. Find out what they learned here.

Entering into Suffering

Entering into SufferingAs a nurse and nurse educator, I have witnessed suffering on many levels. Yet, not until I encountered my own suffering with breast cancer did I clearly understand the hidden nature of suffering and its demands on a person’s life and family. As a result, I developed an interview project to help students understand suffering more fully. Read more

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