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In the winter 2006 issue, in "Another Look at Aging," the JCN editorial staff incorrectly used the term advanced directives in the article by Annette Browning. The correct term is advance directives. We are sorry for the error.

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JCN editorial staff



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Dottie Simon


Houston, TX



Do you have an ethical question in nursing that you would like addressed from a Christian, biblical perspective? Send your question to JCN and look for a response in a new column, "Christian Ethics." Write us at [email protected] or PO Box 7895, Madison, WI 53707.We will print select questions.



Would you like to join with other nurses at Christ-centered events? Nurses Christian Fellowship has groups for students and nurses meeting all over the United States and the world. We may not have a group right next door, but you can discover NCF in Your Area at Click on What is NCF?, then link to NCF in Your Area. If you don't find NCF near you, email [email protected] or call us at 608/443-3722 and we can send information about how to get a group started.



Amanda, NCF student president at Louisiana State University, writes about compassion packages NCF students made for nursing faculty members:


We gave the compassion packages to the teachers. I met with our NCF faculty advisor before the meeting, and she informed me there were close to 100 faculty members. We only had 50 packages, so on the way to the meeting I prayed God would do something to multiply our gift.


Two other student officers went with me, and we were first on the agenda. We started by telling the teachers how much we appreciated their service. I didn't say much because they started clapping and clapping. After presenting the packages we got another ovation. The faculty were definitely taken back and surprised. Forty-five teachers were present. We had enough gifts with some to spare. Later, an administrator wrote to me, "Thanks to NCF for the presentation to faculty a the faculty meeting last Monday0it was very special!!"


Continue to pray for the LSU NCF group as they represent Jesus among faculty and students. Due to extensive damage to the school in New Orleans, they can't go back to the campus. The NCF group is praying about ways to communicate the love, peace and hope that Jesus brings.


looking ahead

Summer 2006: Caring in Nursing


[black small square] Christian Caring?


[black small square] Grief Work and Parish Nursing


[black small square] Making Caring Personal



Fall 2006: Professional Development


[black small square] Magnet Nursing


[black small square] Leaving a Long-term Job


[black small square] On the Other Side of the Bed