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Eight Advocacy Roles For Parish Nurses

Patterson, Deborah L.


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

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.

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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