Parish Nursing

What is Parish Nursing?

Parish Nursing is a Congregational Health Team Ministry which seeks to recover the practice of caring for the sick and dying the way Jesus did.  Specific tasks and concerns include the following:

HEALTH COUNSEL – Discuss concerns with church and community people – often as a means of outreach.  Parish Nurses do not perform “hands on” nursing care.

EDUCATE – Promote understanding in church and community of the relationship between lifestyle, attitudes, faith and wellness.

ADCOVATE – Support sick people and families facing health systems complexities.

LIAISON – Share awareness of available government and community resources.

TEACH – Instruct people in the church and community, and train volunteers regarding health related issues through newsletters, talks, classes, and bulletin boards.

HEAL – Probably the most significant contribution: praying with sick and needy people.