This is a book about the practice of a healing ministry in a faith community. The concept of parish nursing is a burgeoning field in nursing practice today and this book offers practical guidelines, tips, and wonderful stories of parish nursing ministry.
This book is intended for faith communities, nurses, nursing instructors, faith community leaders, physicians in family practice, and anyone interested in the field of parish nursing. There is useful information for everyone.
Barbara’s role evolved from her ongoing recognition of changing health care needs. At the same time as the Reverend Granger Westberg began a similar movement in the United States, and before his work was known in Canada, Barbara envisioned how a nurse could promote health and healing in the congregation and the community. As a respected member of a committed, caring ministry team, she developed a practice that included education, advocacy, empowerment, emotional and spiritual support, and connection with community services.
Emerging out of her 15 years of experience, this book promotes excellent, practical, “how to” aspects of parish nursing. It is a uniquely Canadian, uniquely nursing, experiential perspective on parish nursing, and a must for anyone interested in this field.