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Parish nursing : stories of service and care / Verna Benner Carson and Harold G. Koenig.

By: Carson, Verna Benner.
Contributor(s): Koenig, Harold G. (Harold George), 1951- | ebrary, Inc.
Material type: TextTextSeries: ebrary.Publisher: Philadelphia : Templeton Foundation Press, c2002Description: xvii, 231 p.ISBN: 9781890151942; 1890151882 (alk. paper); 1890151947 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Parish nursing | Parish nursing -- Anecdotes | Pastoral medicine | Pastoral careOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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RT120.P37 C374 2002 (Browse shelf) Available ebr10320473

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-227) and index.

Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.

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Before there were word processors, computers, and voice mail, there were stories. Carson (formerly, Univ. of Maryland) and Koenig (Duke Univ.) tell the stories of parish nurses as they carved out a new specialty in professional nursing. In 1980, the Reverend Granger Westberg "rediscovered" church-based nursing. Partnering with Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Westberg established the specialty of "parish nursing" as a ministry rooted in Christian faith. Parish nursing currently enjoys an intense popularity within faith communities. The book describes how nurses from all faiths are "called" to the work, how they feel about their work, and what they think about their work. The stories are genuine, heartfelt, and realistic. The authors also describe different models of parish nursing, identify the methods necessary to establish a parish nursing practice, and suggest a "parish nursing curriculum." In addition, the book includes a plethora of resources for parish nursing; offers scholarly documentation for each chapter; and includes an annotated bibliography. An interesting work with enormous potential for utility. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through graduate students; two-year technical program students. D. B. Hamilton Western Michigan University

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