Written by a multidisciplinary panel of experts, this comprehensive text and reference presents a fundamental understanding of all aspects of parish nursing. Divided into three units - Development, Education, and Administration - it provides in-depth information essential to understanding the ministry of a parish nursing practice, addresses the core interventions used by parish nurses, and applies recent research findings to their roles and functions. The integration of spirituality and health is described and core interventions used by parish nurses are addressed in the context of the standardized languages of NANDA, NIC, and NOC. This is the only text in "Parish Nursing" that addresses the role of the parish nurse administrator and includes suggested policies and procedures as well as recommendations for competency development for parish nurses.
Table of Contents
Unit 1. Development of the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 1. A Personal Historical Perspective of Whole Person Health and the Congregation 2. A Historical Perspective of Parish Nursing: Rules for the Sisters of the Parishes 3. Uncovering the Intricacies of the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice through Research 4. Spiritual Formation for the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 5. Nurturing the Self 6. Parish Nursing: A Collaborative Ministry 7. The Public-Private Partnership: Expansion of the Ministry 8. The Growing Accountability in the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 9. Challenges to the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice Unit 2. Educational Preparation for the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 10. You Teach Who You Are: A Lesson Plan for the Parish Nurse Educator 11. Parish Nurse Curricula 12. Developing Dual Competencies: A Personal Perspective 13. Competencies in Parish Nursing Practice 14. Learning to Pray 15. Mentoring the Parish Nurse 16. Encouraging the Heart of Parish Nurse Ministry: The Sabbatical Renewal Leave 17. Distance Delivery of Parish Nurse Education 18. Challenges to Parish Nurse Education Unit 3. Administration of the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 19. Administration of Parish Nursing: Describing the Roles 20. Quality of the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice in an Outcomes Environment 21. Parish Nurse Coordinator: Working with Congregations and Clergy in Fostering the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 22. Policies and Procedures for the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice 23. Building a Parish Nurse Network: A Case Study 24. Working with Underserved Congregations: A Case Study 25. Grant Writing for Parish Nurses and Parish Nurse Coordinators 26. The Waterwheel Model of Spiritual Leadership 27. Challenges to the Administration of the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice Postscript: A Future Vision for the Ministry of Parish Nursing Practice