Parish Nursing

What is Parish Nursing?

Parish Nursing is a professional specialty recognized by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association. The goal of parish nursing is to point people to Christ the Healer. This is done through offering a presence in times of grief or trial, being a support, obtaining resources, educating, offering prayer and helping to access services in the community. 
When should you call? If you have questions about health, getting help, you don't know what to do, or if you need an ear. If you are wondering if you should call, the answer is "yes". One of Lynne's favourite conversation starters is, "hey, you're a nurse...." Feel free to approach her at church or by phone through the church office.

Why Does Parish Nursing Matter?

Parish nurses can ease the burden of care from pastoral staff as they counsel people with holistic health concerns (Exodus 18:21) Parish nurses offer a viable and sustainable response to Alliance traditions of healing ministries and practical care-giving. Parish nurses increase the social responsiveness of the church by being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Recommended Reading

Walking Alongside:
The Essence of Parish Nursing
by Barbara Caiger

      The Essential Parish Nurse:
ABCs for Congregational Health Ministry
by Deborah Patterson

Health Care from the Pews: Parish nurses take holistic approach to meet physical and spiritual needs
by Alex Newman

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