I am trying to start Parish Nursing in our faith community, but I was told that the risk manager would probably not allow it. Most nurses I have networked with are from other denominations. Catholic church is very hesitant re: lawsuits. All I would like to do is introduce the concept. I did get ok to help with grief counciling and start up suicide survivors support group. There is so much more I could do for our community. I don't see problem as I would not be doing any hand on care just information and helping members in community that need to find agency contacts. Eventually I would like to initiate teaching programs and get a network of people to monitor frail elderly and other homebound members in our community. I am not asking for any monetary reward. As long as I follow guidelines under NYS nurse practice act, wouldn't I be covered. It is very frustrating. Any input from others who have started something with Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated.