Parish Nursing: Healthcare Ministry Within the Church

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - 339 pages
Parish nursing has a positive impact on the spiritual well-being and quality-of-life of chronically ill parishioners. Now recognized as a specialty of nursing by the American Nurses Association, parish nursing strengthens partnerships among churches, the community, and healthcare providers. This unique resource provides an overview of the current state of parish nursing, exploring the spiritual call to the parish nursing ministry, a spiritual history of parish nursing, and the role of the parish nurse as a "spiritual companion" in health and illness. The current state of parish nursing education is covered, along with a presentation of several theories of parish nursing, including the author's own middle-range theory of spiritual well-being in illness. Information and guidelines on how to initiate a parish nursing or health ministry program within a faith community are provided, including discussions of contemporary models of parish nursing. Other topics covered include the parish nurse's own spirituality, needs of diverse populations, homebound adults, and the hospitalized parishioner. A special chapter details the quantitative and qualitative findings for the author's own study on parish nursing and chronic illness, which documents the importance and value of parish nursing to the recipients of the ministry. The appendices provide prayers for parish nurses, a "Parish Health Assessment Profile," a "Parish Health Needs Assessment Form," and other parish nursing report forms that may be helpful for parish nurses initiating parish nursing or health ministry programs in their churches.

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The Gospel Call to Parish Nursing I I
1
The Scriptural Call to Parish Nursing
7
The Church as a Center for Health Ministry
16
Beatitudes for Parish Nurses
22
Deacons and Deaconesses of the Early Christian Church
31
Nursing Ministry within Faith Communities
34
Holistic Healthcare and Spiritual Ministry
41
References
47
Praying with Parishioners
155
Spiritual Companionship and Parish Nursing
168
Home Ministry
181
Hospital Ministry
188
Nursing Home and Assisted Care Facility Ministry
196
Ministry in Death and Bereavement
202
References
208
Study Aims
215

Being Present
57
The Scope and Standards of Parish Nursing Practice
63
References
72
Education for Parish Nursing Practice
75
A BiblicallyBased Program
95
Grand Theories of Parish Nursing
103
References
114
The Call to Christian Parish Health Ministry
120
The Pastoral Leadership Culture of the Faith Community
123
The Health Ministry Team Members
141
Quantitative Study Findings
220
Qualitative Themes Emerging from Narrative Interview Data
271
Two Anointings
278
Parish Nursing Ministry in Contemporary
285
Parish Nursing Ministry in an Episcopal Congregation
291
Parish Nursing Ministry to the Homeless
299
Appendix A Caritas Christi Health System ParishBased Health Ministry Parish
305
Subject Index
331
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