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What Does a Parish Nurse Do?
Polly Keenan, RN, started as the Parish Nurse at St. Eugene Church in July. Many have questioned exactly what a Parish Nurse does and why St. Eugene needs a Parish Nurse.
Doctors offices and hospitals are primarily devoted to care of people after they get sick. Parish nursing is a non-invasive, preventative approach to keeping people well physically, mentally and spiritually. As health educator, Polly coordinates seminars, screenings and health fairs, including flu shots as well as provides literature and health information. Additionally, she will serve as a personal health counselor, offering information about diet, exercises and healthy living. Polly also has an extensive basis for health care referrals. All of this is done while blending spirituality into your physical well-being.
Several programs are tentatively being planned that we hope to be able to offer. These include mammography screenings, prostate screenings, blood pressure screenings, blood sugar testing and additional stroke screenings.
Parish Nursing is a new nursing specialty. Polly attended the Basic Preparation Parish Nurse Institute in May. She has been a Registered Nurse for six years with extensive experience as an oncology nurse and hospice nurse.
If you have any questions about the Parish Nurse Program or services and programs being offered, feel free to call Polly Keenan, RN, at 751-7115, Ext. 169 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org