A Parish Nurse is a:
- assessing and responding to the needs of the congregation;
- visiting the sick in the hospital, at home and in long-term care settings;
- assisting with individual health concerns.
- providing education on topics related to health promotion and healthy lifestyles;
- offering health screening;
- conducting health fairs;
- distributing educational materials.
Community Resource Liaison
- providing a link between services available in the community and the congregation;
- sharing knowledge about resources and agencies, support groups and home care services.
- encouraging persons to take responsibility for their health;
- helping them find assistance;
supporting volunteers and groups in the congregation with health-and-faith issues.
All services provided are confidential and without charge.
Why Would I Want to See The Parish Nurse?
- Gain information about and assist with life-style change and disease prevention.
- Get assistance in understanding medical procedures, drug actions and interactions & home testing procedures.
- Better understand my doctor's orders for medication, exercise, and diet.
- Get help in explaining ways in which to implement my doctor's orders to obtain optimal effects.
The Parish Nurse Does NOT:
Provide invasive treatment
Duplicate other available community services
Replace your doctor