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Parish Nursing
Promoting Whole Person Health within Faith Communities

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© 1999 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Parish Nursing is a handbook on health promotion and care within faith communities. Sections of the book address the context for parish or congregational nursing; models, roles, and settings for practice; issues for parish nursing practice; the parish nurse's collaboration with other health team and spiritual care professionals; and international perspectives of parish nursing. While the project had its initial roots in the Lutheran General Care System, it has been written so that nurses of all faiths should find it an extremely useful shelf reference or advanced-level text. Parish Nursing will be of interest to scholars, students, and advanced practitioners in community and public health nursing, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and primary care nursing. Originally published as Parish Nursing: The Developing Practice.
Helen K Grace
Foreword
Martin E Marty
Introduction
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell and Mary Ann McDermott
Preface
 
PART ONE: PARISH NURSING: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PRACTICE
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twaddle
The Emerging Practice of Parish Nursing
L James Wylie and Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
Health and the Congregation
Granger Westberg
A Personal Historical Perspective of Whole Person Health and the Congregation
Marcia Schnorr
Spiritual Caregiving
A Key Component of Parish Nursing  
JoAnn Gragnani Boss
Parish Nursing Practice with Underorganized, Underserved and Marginalized Clients
Saralea Holstrom
Perspectives on a Suburban Parish Nursing Practice
Janet Grifin
Parish Nursing in Rural Communities
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
The Community as Client
Assessment of Assests and Needs of the Faith Community and the Parish Nurse  
 
PART TWO: PARISH NURSING: A COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
Robert Lloyd and Patti Ludwig-Beyme
Listening to Faith Communities
Collaboration with those Served  
Robert Cotton Fite
The Congregation as a Workplace
Leroy Joesten
Team Ministry in the Congregation
Greg Kirschner
Parish Nurse and Physician Relationship in Serving the Congregation
Patti Ludwig-Beymer and H Scott Sarran
Parish Nurse-Physician Partnerships
A Continuum of Care  
Gerald Nelson
Pastoral Reflections
 
PART THREE: PARISH NURSING: CONTEXT FOR THE PRACTICE
Patricia Benner
Caring as a Context for the Practice
Marsha Fowler
Ethics as a Context for the Practice
Mary Chase-Ziolek and Lawrence E Holst
Parish Nursing in Diverse Traditions
Sandra Schmidt Bunkers
Translating Nursing Conceptual Frameworks and Theory for Nursing Practice in the Parish Community
Phyllis B Heffron and Jean King
Parish Nursing and the Nursing Process
Mary Ann McDermott
Accountability and Rationale
Bethany Johnson, Patti Ludwig-Beymer and Wendy Tuzik Micek
Documenting the Practice
 
PART FOUR: PARISH NURSING: CHALLENGES TO THE PRACTICE
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
Nurses in Churches
Differentiation of the Practice  
Lisa Burkhart and Patricia Kellen
Proposed Diagnoses and Interventions
Mary Ann McDermott, Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell and Rosemarie Matheus
Educational Preparation
Joanne K Olson, Margaret B Clark and Jane A Simington
The Canadian Experience
Antonia Margaretha Van Loon
Faith Community Nursing
The Australian Concept of Faith Community  
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
Postscript

"The major strengths of this book are a comprehensive compilation of chapters that address the developing practice of parish nursing; a useful guide that includes tools, experiences, and some research findings for the beginning, as well as the experienced parish nurse; chapters that focus on models of practice and diversity in the practice setting; and innovations that are unique to this specialty area. . . . I will purchase this book and request that our library order it. I will adopt it for my elective course in parish nursing and recommend it to students, faculty, and others who consult with me about this practice." 

Ruth Ann B. Fulton
College Misericordia, Pennsylvania

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