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Earn two (2) contact hours of continuing nursing education. Here's how:


1. After reading the articles by Deller, Campinha-Bacote, Tompkins, Johnson, Spear, Teisan, Miedema and Turley on pages 12 to 25 and 33 to 39, complete the post-test on this page, using the answer card insert (or photocopy.) Each question has only one correct (best) answer. Be sure all registration information, including your registry number, and the evaluation are complete.


2. Send the completed card with a registration fee of $12. Make check out to Journal of Christian Nursing, and enclose a self-addressed, stamped, legal-sized envelope. Send to: JCN Continuing Nursing Education, PO Box 7895, Madison, WI53707-7895.



You will be notified of your score within six weeks. A passing score on this test is 7 correct or 70%. If you pass, JCN will send you a certificate for two (2) contact hours of CNE credit. If you fail, you may retake the test once more for an additional $5.00.



Nurses Christian Fellowship,$$ is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Program Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.



Utilizing nursing stories and case studies, the purpose of this educational activity is to help nurses examine principles of nursing assessment and intervention of spiritual needs.



After reading the case studies and taking the test, learners will be able to:


A. Explore a variety of effective and appropriate spiritual care interventions.


B. Examine special circumstances and obstacles to overcome in meeting patients' spiritual needs.





Please choose the best answer.




1. What was the primary reason Tompkins didnotprovide spiritual care?


a) The hospital where she worked prohibited nurses from providing spiritual care.


b) She was unsure how to meet spiritual needs.


c) She didn't think about her patients having spiritual needs.


d) She did not have time to make adequate spiritual assessments.



2. Which of the following was most important in bridging cultural and religious barriers?


a) The ability to speak the patient's language fluently.


b) Respect for the patient's thoughts and beliefs.


c) Contacting the patient's religious leader.


d) Making the patient as comfortable as possible.



3. Christian nurses can pray with patients with a different faith than their own.


a) True


b) False



4. What did Teisan and Neely discover about touching the spirit?


a) Reading Scripture to patients is an effective spiritual care intervention.


b) Wholistic care is important when assessing spiritual needs.


c) People often ignore spiritual matters until they face a health crisis or grieve a loss.


d) A nurse's tears can be a source of comfort to grieving patients.



5. Which new construct did Campinha- Bacote suggest be included when assessing cultural competency in nursing?


a) Cultural knowledge


b) Cultural desire


c) Bio-cultural ecology


d) Cultural humility



6. How was a daily prayer meeting at an outpatient rehabilitation center an effective spiritual care intervention?


a) Patients received the personal attention they craved.


b) Tension among staff at the rehabilitation center was mitigated.


c) Family members and caretakers found renewed strength.


d) It fostered a safer environment for patients and their families.



7. Which of the following should always precede a spiritual care intervention?


a) Consulting the patient's spiritual leader


b) Obtaining the patient's permission


c) A thorough physical assessment


d) Discussing other options with the patient



8. What obstacle did Miedema have to overcome in order to meet the spiritual needs of her patient?


a) The patient was too weak to communicate.


b) The daughters were antagonistic toward spiritual care interventions.


c) The patient resisted the nurse's attempts to provide care.


d) The patient's insurance limited the number of home health visits.



9. In addition to good physical care, what uncommon, effective spiritual care intervention was Turley able to offer?


a) Reading from the Psalms


b) Referral to a member of the chaplaincy staff


c) Reminiscence therapy


d) Singing familiar hymns



10. In these case studies, what resulted when spiritual care was provided for patients dealing with loneliness, grief, bitterness or fear?


a) Chaplains and nurses began to work together.


b) Bodies, minds and emotions were healed.


c) Nurses felt renewed satisfaction in their work.


d) Hospital policies were changed.