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Compassionate Care

Thank you for your assistance helping me use the NCF member continuing education discount. I finished the article, took the CE test, and the transaction went through perfectly. I appreciate your assistance and especially this particular article, "A Compassionate Visitation Program for Church Homebound Elders" (by Julia Quiring Emblen, JCN, 33(3), 172-178). We have a visitation ministry at our church and do many things mentioned in this article. Reading it was as if someone was shadowing our work. I ordered two of the books by Quiring Emblen and finally have a wonderful resource to support my visitation volunteers.


Marilyn Glover


San Diego, CA


Added Perspective

Thank you for your thoughtful edits and the addition of the sidebar to my article on Trauma Informed Care (TIC). I like the perspective you added to the TIC concept (p. 210). I am amazed when I look at nursing curriculum without any type of spiritual care; it's so important to the idea of holistic nursing, as you bring out in the sidebar. I appreciated the editorial assistance on this article, and I am excited to share the information with nurses via print and online access.


Cathy Koetting


St. Louis, MO



InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has a new president. Tom Lin began his work on August 10, 2016.


Tom has been vice-president and director of missions for InterVarsity since February 2011, and was director of Urbana 12 and Urbana 15, InterVarsity's triennial missions conference. He succeeded Jim Lundgren, who served as interim president for the past year. In InterVarsity's 75 years of campus ministry on U.S. college and university campuses, Tom is the first InterVarsity president who began his InterVarsity career working in campus ministry. For more information, see



These and other events of interest to nurses can be found at under Save the Dates.


* The 2016 Global Health Missions Conference will be held November 10-12, 2016, at Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY. Connect and learn, along with thousands of others interested in healthcare missions. See for more information.


* Journeying Together: A Faithful Response to Addiction is scheduled for November 12, 2016, at Anderson Chapel, North Park University & Seminary, Chicago, IL. This second biennial faith and health symposium will explore how healthcare professionals and congregations can collaborate to respond faithfully to the challenge of addiction, considering what can be done together that neither can do alone. See for information.




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Coming soon in JCN


* Understanding Suffering: Becoming a Transformed and Transforming Healer


* Resilience As a Life Practice: Lessons from Mother Seton


* Church Partnering to Provide Respite Care for Families of Children with Disabilities


* Natural Disasters: Planning for Psychological First-Aid


* Nursing Education:Use of Simulation in End-of-Life Care


* End-of-Life Decision Making in a Haitian American Faith-Based Community


* The Pad Project: A Global Initiative Uniting Women and Christians


* Thousands of Hours of Service Through Service-Learning


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