New in Judson Press's best-selling "Work of the Church" series!
What is parish nursing? A growing ministry in many churches across the country, wherein a licensed nurse or lay leader trained in nursing skills is committed to sharing specialized training and experience with God's people. Whether as a member of the church staff or as a volunteer ministry leader, the parish nurse is becoming a vital part of congregational and community ministry.
Author Julia Quiring-Emblen takes you inside the parish nurse vocation to delve into its history, defining the ministry role and responsibility within the church. Through the use of creative narrative and case studies, Quiring-Emblen reveals how the work of the parish nurse extends Christ's healing work in the church.
The Work of the Parish Church Nurse includes:
• Historical overview of the vocation• Ministry structural plan and development• Healthcare survey and assessment guide for a faith community• Age-level program planning and design options
• A wholistic approach to health ministriesbody, mind, and spirit• Includes appendices with guidelines, assessments, evaluations and other practical resources and information• Provides material on how to plan, develop, and implement a parish nurse ministry• A comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities of parish nurses
Julia Quiring Emblen, PhD, MN, holds a Parish Nurse Certificate from Concordia University, in addition to extensive professional experience as a hospital nurse and professor of nursing. With numerous articles, book reviews, workshops, courses, trainings, and presentations to her credit, she also serves on the Advisory Board of the Nurses Christian Fellowship.
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