EXCELLENT Resources for Parish Nursing - page 2

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FAITH BASED NURSING Faith-based nursing = parish nursing = congregational nursing practice Faith-based nursing practice is also known as parish or congregational nursing practice. Regardless of the name used by a faith... Read More


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    when memory fails: helping dementia patients remember god

    engaging patients with dementia in familiar rituals of faith elicits positive cognitive, behavioral and spiritual responses. what's going on physiologically in alzheimer's and other dementias? why are spiritual rituals effective, and how do these symbolic acts help?

    http://ncf.intervarsity.org//jcn/archive/06wi/sfm6.pdf
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    when memory fails: helping dementia patients remember god

    engaging patients with dementia in familiar rituals of faith elicits positive cognitive, behavioral and spiritual responses. what's going on physiologically in alzheimer's and other dementias? why are spiritual rituals effective, and how do these symbolic acts help?

    http://ncf.intervarsity.org//jcn/archive/06wi/sfm6.pdf
    used to take care of a lady in a nursing home who was really "out there", had just about no concept of reality - unless you took her to her bible, religious literature, religious pictures and artifacts - and her face would light right up.

    i am interested in working in a pregnancy clinic near me that helps moms make informed decisions about abortion, hopefully deciding for life. they are trying to get an ultrasound machine in there too.

    god bless you!
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    nurses christian fellowship

    ncf began in the early 1940’s when small groups of christian nurses in several cities began meeting to pray and support each other. they began reaching out to colleagues and to nursing students on clinical rotations in their hospitals. these groups eventually joined together, and became a national ministry of intervarsity christian fellowship in 1948. we continue to encourage students, faculty and nurses to explore and connect christian faith and nursing, and provide resources that help nurses practice nursing from a christian

    www.ncf-jcn.org
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    nursing in the church

    whether the thought is new or you’re already providing care within the congregation, this book offers suggestions for using your nursing skills in the church.

    chapter topics:
    • the church and health care
    • what is parish nursing?
    • what does a parish nurse do?
    • models of ministry
    • spiritual care
    • issues in congregational health
    • ideas that work

    nursing in the church
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    the nurse with an alabaster jar

    as christian nurses, jesus entrusts each of us with an alabaster jar of precious oil

    ointment, or oil, appears frequently in the bible. regarded as a sign of god's rich blessing, oil nourishes the body as well as the soul.

    as christian nurses, jesus entrusts each of us with an alabaster jar of precious oil. we pour out this oil in daily acts of mercy and physical care, as well as through spiritual care. god gives us the privilege of breaking open the alabaster jar of the scriptures for people who face uncertainty, suffering and death.

    the nurse with an alabaster jar
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    cancer -

    american cancer society

    diabetes -

    national diabetes education program
    american diabetes association

    grief and loss -

    grief and grieving

    health and nursing organizations -

    sigma theta tau (nursing honor society)
    american nurses association
    university of iowa college of nursing
    healthy people 2010

    mental health organizations -

    national alliance for the mentally ill

    spiritual organizations -

    st. mark's united methodist church
    united methodist key information and links
    spiritual directors international

    tools for staff and volunteer inventory -

    keirsey temperament sorter ii

    other resources

    family caregiver alliance

    links to parish nurse web pages

    carroll college parish nurses (montana)

    st. mark's parish nurse program - links

    denominational websites for health ministry/parish nursing models:

    adventist - adventist health: parish nurse program
    catholic - www.chausa.org/parish/nursing.asp
    jewish - www.uahc.org
    lutheran - www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?navid=2381
    presbyterian - www.pcusa.org/health/usa/parishnursing


    other resources for health ministry/parish nursing:
    international parish nurse resource center - www.parishnurses.org/
    university of maryland - www.parishnursing.umaryland.edu/whatis.asp
    the canadian association for parish nursing ministry - www.capnm.ca/
    kalsman institute on judaism and health - www.huc.edu/kalsman
    shleimut institute – jewish word for “wholeness” - www.shleimut.org
    the health ministries association – www.healthministriesassociation.org
    iowa nurses association – http://www.iowanurses.org/parish.htm
    florida nurses association (fna) – http://www.floridanurse.org/
    american nurses association (ana) – http://www.nursingworld.org


    general health and wellness resources:
    administration on aging – www.aoa.gov
    medicare – www.medicare.gov
    national safe kids program – www.safekids.org
    office for victims of crime – www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc
    palliative and end-of-life issues – http://www.palliativecarenursing.net
    www.exceptionalnurse.com -for nurses and nursing students. provides links to disability related organizations, equipment, technology, mentors, employment, financial aid and related articles

    interfaith health&wellness association
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 27, '06
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    congregations facing community trauma

    community disaster strains all of the resources - the human, spiritual and the economic - of a community. church leaders find themselves coping with a traumatic event while struggling with its impact on their church and church members, their lives, their families and their friends. this is a time when the church must be the refuge - the safety net for the congregational community of believers, and a beacon to the wider community, for often the it is the spiritual losses that people first feel and express. in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, when the day is most bleak, questions about hope and meaning are the most immediate questions, and the loss of hope and faith elicits some of the deepest pain.

    http://www.pcusa.org/nationalhealth/...nitytrauma.pdf
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    faith community nursing: scope and standards of practice

    with the focus on spiritual health, the faith community nurse promotes health as wholeness within a faith community through the practice of nursing.
    this book describes the specialty's characteristics, settings, and roles along with education and certification requirements. also addresses advanced practice and role specialty issues. indexed. 2005/92 pp.

    pub# 05ssfc.
    list $16.95/ ana member $13.45


    nursingworld | nurses online bookstore: ana nursing standards


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    Thanks VickyRN for posting these resources. These are excellent and I'm sure will prove very helpful for Parish Nurses as well as any nurse interested in providing spiritual care or care to those in the faith community.


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