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Primary Care Parish Nursing: Outcomes and Implications

Hughes, Cynthia B. EdD, RN, PNP; Trofino, Joan EdD, RN, CNNA, FAAN; O'Brien, Barbara L. MSN, RN, CNNA; Mack, Janet MSN, RN, FNP; Marrinan, Marie MSN, RN, APN, AOCN

Nursing Administration Quarterly:
Models of Service/Education Partnerships
Abstract

Primary care parish nursing is a practice model that resulted from a collaborative partnership between faculty members, medical center administrative and nursing personnel, and a parish priest and congregation. The primary purpose of this collaborative project was to provide easy access to underserved populations, promote early recognition and treatment of disease, and encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyle within a faith-based environment. The population attending this program was complex and diverse, with multiple physical, social, spiritual, and psychological needs. The primary outcomes of this three-year program included case finding, case screening, and case referral.

Author Information

Professor in the Department of Nursing, California State University, Los Angeles, California. (Hughes)

Associate Professor of Nursing Administration and Case Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Trofino)

Former Vice President of Patient Care Services at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey. (O'Brien)

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey. (Mack)

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey. (Marrinan)

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