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Impacting Depression in Homebound Elderly

A CREATION Health Intervention for Faith Community Nurses

Parson, Laurie J.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000593
Feature: CE Connection: faith community nursing

ABSTRACT: Depression among homebound older adults is a significant problem. This pilot project examined the effect of a faith community nurse (FCN) educational intervention based on the CREATION Health Model, on depression in older homebound adults. Results showed a downward trend in depression scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale: Short Form, suggesting that FCN interventions and the CREATION Health Model may be helpful for decreasing depression in this group.

Laurie J. Parson, DNP, RN, is an associate professor at Pacific Union College, Angwin, California. She teaches nursing care of older adults, including end-of-life care. She has been a nurse for over 20 years.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 10/9/2018.

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