Parish/Faith community nursing is a specialty practice combing professional nursing and health ministry.
The Parish Nurse is a member of the church working in conjunction with the pastor and congregation to
provide opportunities for improving health and healing.
ROLE OF THE PARISH NURSE
1. Integrator of Faith and Healing
2. Personal Health Counselor
3. Health Educator
4. Referral Agent
5. H ealth Advocate
6. Trainor of Volunteers
7. Developer of Support Groups
The Parish Nurse makes visits to parishioners of St. Peter’s in their home, nursing home and hospital. All information is held in strict confidentiality according to the Nurse Practice Act. What parish nurses do not provide is direct nursing/medical care.
1. Weekly Health Topics in Bulletin
2. Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning ( Pamphlets are still available: Expressing Your Health Care Wishes, Caring When We
Cannot Care, Caring for People at the End of Life (click here to see), and Catholic Health Care Proxy. )
3. Fall Programs:
a. Flu Clinic TBA
b. Blood Mobile Drive TBA
c. Alzheimer’s Family Support Presentation TBA
“He took away our infirmities and bore our diseases” (Mt 8:17; cf. Is 53:4).