The Parish Nurse: Providing a Minister of Health for Your Congregation
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Release Date: Tuesday, January 1, 1991
Format: Paperback, 140 pages 4.25 x 7 inches
Publisher: Augsburg Books
Table of Contents
Here, Granger Westberg presents a creative,
new way for congregations to provide a
wholistic ministry to their members. His
parish nurse program brings nurses onto
congregations' staffs to work as ministers
of health on a part-time or full-time basis.
In this way congregations can play an
increasingly important role in keeping
people spiritually and physically healthy
and giving leadership in the field of
serve as health educators, health
counselors, volunteer trainers, and support
group organizers. In hundreds of
congregations, this program has been well
received by clergy and church
"To us, having a parish
nurse is a concrete expression of the
healing minstry and gospel of Jesus"
-- Rev. Richard Kaeske
"There are lots of ways a congregation
can express that it is a place of health
and healing, but a parish nurse is very
visible and makes the most sense to
-- Carl Bostrom
1. Why a Parish Nurse Program?
2. A Brief History of the Parish Nurse Program
3. Eight Steps to a Parish Nurse Program
4. The Health Cabinet
5. What Does a Parish Nurse Do?
6. One Nurse's Experience: The First Year
7. Two Nurses Reflect on Their Ministries
8. The Parish Nurse: A Bridge between Science and Religion
9. Jesus' Healing Ministry and Our Faith
10. Whole Person and Whole Earth
A. Whole Person Health Inventory
B. Characteristics and Qualifications of a Parish Nurse
C. Sample Job Description
D. Sample Role Description
E. What a Parish Nurse Might Request
F. Models and Types of Parish Nurse Services
G. Minister of Health Education Program
H. Parish Nurse Agreement between Lutheran General Hospital and Congregations
I. A Rural Parish Nurse Network
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