1. Pfeiffer, Jane Bacon

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Dignity and Ethics in Nursing Education

I used Donal P. O'Mathuna's article "The Place of Dignity" (Vol. 28, No. 1) for my first day of Ethics class. Our devotional centered on Imago Dei and students had to write an abstract of the article, and/or do a culture watch on this article. It was a perfect accompaniment reinforcing everything I had hoped to say. And, of course, my students got an intro to JCN. Thank you for publishing quality material that lends itself to good reading, classroom instruction, and discipleship training all in one.


-Jane Bacon Pfeiffer


-Asuza Pacific University, Asuza, CA


Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference

Mark your calendars!! The Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference will be a thought-provoking event providing inspiration and support for educators, clinicians, students, and researchers in the nursing community. Indiana Wesleyan School of Nursing, Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF), and Eta Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International (STTI) co-sponsor the conference on the campus of IWU in Marion, Indiana, June 18-21, 2012. To submit an abstract for a poster or paper presentation, see



Please note corrections to the article, "Are Parish Nurses Prepared to Incorporate the Spiritual Dimension into Practice?" Volume 28, No. 3, pp. 146-151. On page 148:


* Information incorrectly states Granger Westberg was a physician. The Reverend Dr. Granger Westberg was a hospital chaplain and medical school professor.


* The article states the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) is the educational arm of the Health Ministries Association (HMA). The IPNRC was established as the Parish Nurse Resource Center in 1986 by Lutheran General Hospital System and later became the IPNRC. The IPNRC and HMA are separate organizations.


* HMA and the American Nurses Association (ANA) both published the Scope and Standards of Parish Nursing (1998) and Faith Community Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2008).



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Nurses Christian Fellowship International

Did you know there are 31 National Nurses Christian Fellowships serving nurses and students all over the world? The purpose of NCF International (NCFI) is "to bring the Lord Jesus Christ to nursing world-wide." Six geographical NCFI regions support national and local fellowships as well as hold regional conferences that bring biblical foundations to nursing education, practice, management, and research. The next NCFI international conference will be in Latin America in Chili, November 5-10, 2012. Learn more about NCFI at


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* Help Patients Change Behavior with Motivational Interviewing


* Recipe for Health: Addressing African American Health


* Reducing Depression in Residential Aged Care Facilities


* Catholic Orders Influence on Nursing


* God's Presence in Tragedy


* Reflective Practice to Stop Bullying


* Human Trafficking: Understanding the Problem, Recognizing Victims


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