What is Parish Nursing?
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It's with great excitement that we that continue to build on the work of our Parish nursing. We give thanks to the nurses and leadership in the parish of Christchurch Beaurepaire for their commitment to this ministry.
Called to ministry: Although nursing itself is a vocation or “call”, parish nursing ministry is a call to a specialized practice. The nurse is called by God to this special service. It is a step in one’s faith journey that brings the nurse to parish nursing ministry.
Affirmed by a faith community: Although parish nurses are registered, educated and aware of God’s call, the parish nurse must also be called by the faith community. By calling the parish nurse to serve the faith community, the nurse becomes affirmed as the parish nurse thus validating the nurse’s call to ministry.
To promote healing and wholeness: This is the mandate of the parish nurse in the faith community. The parish nurse needs a personal understanding of the theology of health, healing and wholeness in the context of the faith community being served recognizing that theology differs from individual to individual even within a denomination.
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For more information contact: Mark Dunwoody, Diocesan Missioner