Parish Nurses

A Healthy Presence in the Parish

Parish-Nurses-logoParish nursing is a fast-growing dimension of Catholic health ministry. As a registered nurse and member of the ministerial team, the parish nurse is a visible symbol of the parish’s healing and health ministry.

Parish nurses recruit, train, and support volunteers to enhance parish well-being as stewards of parishioners’ health. Parish nurses provide a Catholic approach to health and wellness in their faith community by attending to the needs of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.

As members of the parish team they link the needs of individual parishioners, the parish community, and the community's healthcare delivery systems.

Resource person for parish

The parish nurse is a resource person who offers physical, emotional, and spiritual support by:

  • Promoting wellness through health screenings and health education
  • Assessing parish health needs and coordinating service delivery through the Health and Wellness Committee
  • Assessing individual health needs by visiting homes, hospitals, and nursing homes
  • Assuming a liaison position as a health resource and referral connection for parish members and community resources and services

Parish Nurses

Guidelines for Parish Nurse Health Ministry

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Parish Nurse Insurance Liability Form

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Faith Community Nursing Reference List

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Resources

St. Gianna Molla Guild

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St. Gianna Molla Guild is open to physicians and other healthcare professionals, members of religious orders, Catholic Hospitals/health systems, and anyone who interested in current healthcare issues as they relate to our Catholic faith. The Guild represents faithful Catholics in the medical community; creates and organizes educational resources and events; advocates for members, the Church, and the medical profession in public forums; and provides guidance for bishops and other national leaders on healthcare ethics and policy.

 

 
 

Catholic Medical Association

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The Catholic Medical Association is the largest association of Catholic individuals in health care, helping its members grow in faith, maintain ethical integrity, and provide excellent health care in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

CMA provides a variety of educational issues and resources, including position papers, newsletters, FAQs, and links, for its members and the public.