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Eight Advocacy Roles For Parish Nurses

Patterson, Deborah L.

Journal of Christian Nursing:

What can a congregation do to address health issues that cry out for advocacy?

In Brief

Do you see people in your congregation or church neighborhood who fall through the cracks in health care? A parish nurse leader suggests eight ways parish nurses can advocate for change.

Author Information

Rev. Deborah Patterson, a clergywoman in the United Church of Christ, has worked with parish nursing for more than a decade, currently as the Executive Director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of The Essential Parish Nurse: ABCs for Congregational Health Ministry and Healing Words for Healing People: Prayers and Meditations for Parish Nurses and Other Health Professionals.

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