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.