The Essential Parish Nurse | ABCs for Congregational Health Ministry (Patterson)
Why should our church have a parish nurse?
The Essential Parish Nurse: ABCs for Congregational Health Ministry is a practical resource for churches interested in developing a parish nurse program.
Covering a broad range, it discusses the need for parish nurse ministry, a brief history of parish nursing, and the role of the parish nurse. Deborah L. Patterson provides an appendix with sample materials needed to start a parish nursing ministry, including: job description; health needs survey; congregational survey; nursing performance evaluation; outcomes; and a measurement tool.
About the Author
Deborah L. Patterson is the Executive Director of Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, which support the growth and development of parish nursing/faith community nurse programs and health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Deborah is the author of The Essential Parish Nurse, Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations, and other books. Formerly the Executive Director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, Deborah has also personally experienced just how essential a parish nurse can be, and how healing words can make all the difference in the world.
Paperback: 160 pages (5.5 x 8.5 in.)