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Faith Community Nursing: Meeting the Needs of Seniors

McCabe, Jim; Somers, Sandra

doi: 10.1097/01.CNJ.0000348271.20300.b0

As the elderly face cutbacks in services, faith communities are offering parish nurse programs to help fill the gap. Are parish nurses addressing seniors' needs?

Jim McCabe, DSW, MSW, MPH, is President of Eldercare Resources, a geriatric care management organization working with seniors and their families for elder care and healthcare planning needs throughout the United States. Learn more at

Sandra Somers, MS, RN, at the time of the research, was the Director of Beatitudes Center DOAR (Developing Older Adult Resources), Nurse Ministries Network.

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