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  1. jeastridge

    Parish Nursing: A Variety of Roles

    I turned off the car and sat in Linda's driveway for a few minutes, collecting my thoughts before going on in to make what I knew would be my last visit. I had been her Parish Nurse for several years, and accompanied her through her husband's illness...
  2. jeastridge

    End Of Life Conversations With Families

    Talking about the end of life is not for the faint of heart. There are many obstacles, including our individual sense of immortality. It's such a serious topic that I'd like to start with the story of a man who came to see his doctor. He said, "Doc, ...
  3. "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5 The music was loud and surrounded me as I sat in the football stadium turned music venue for a community-wide c...
  4. As a young girl who loved to read, I became acquainted with the story of Clara Barton. I idealized the vision of becoming a nurse wearing a starched, white nurses' uniform, complete with squeaky clean white shoes, and a nurse's cap. When people asked...
  5. "I don't know what I've done in my life to deserve the level of kindness and caring I've received here. Saying thank you is not enough." "My health and well-being matter." "They're at the top of their game." "I can honestly say I look forward to my n...
  6. "Please pray with me," my patient pleaded as I gathered up my bag and prepared to leave our admission visit. The social worker and the patient's caregiver had already stepped outside and were talking on the porch landing. I looked at my patient whose...
  7. Several years ago, I started a parish nurse program in a 1000 member congregation. It was the first parish nurse program ever in that church and I met with a bit of resistance from the parishioners because it was a foreign concept to them. My activit...
  8. I rang the doorbell a second time-holding it just a fraction of a second longer than usual. I could hear the chiming inside and I knew the elderly couple were at home. But the dog barked loudly and I suspected that they had trouble hearing. After sev...
  9. jeastridge

    Making the Minutes Matter

    Christian Parish Nursing: Making Minutes MatterAs I closed the door to the hospital room gently behind me, I glanced up at the wall clock to check my progress. I was running a little behind schedule, I decided, with two more visits to make at this ho...