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Survey Assessment of the Faith Community: This May Help!

Tormoehlen, Lucy

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000083
Feature: parish nursing

ABSTRACT: Faith community nurses can provide better services by understanding the needs of the faith community. A basic survey can provide desired information in a timely manner; however, surveying the community may seem like a daunting task. This article offers tips for creating and distributing a survey to assess perceived needs of the faith community in order to develop appropriate health ministry.

Faith community nurses can provide better services by understanding needs, but what's the best way to assess the faith community?

Lucy Tormoehlen, EdD, RN, has been a nurse for 40 years, teaching Parish Nursing for 14 years. She completed an Education Doctorate (EdD) in 2009 and teaches at Indiana University Kokomo at the undergraduate and master's levels.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer review 8/14/2013.

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