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The Stranger Among Us: Ministering Health to Migrants

Bokinskie, Jean C.; Evanson, Tracy A.

doi: 10.1097/01.CNJ.0000361240.51192.15
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Have you encountered migrant families in your faith community and wondered about their health needs? Ministry led by parish nurses, offering biblically based culturally competent care, can make a difference.

Jean C. Bokinskie, MS, RN, is a doctoral student at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. She is Assistant Professor of Nursing and the Director of the Parish Nurse Center at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. She practices as an unpaid parish nurse at Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.

Tracy A. Evanson, PhD, PHCNS-BC, is Associate Professor in the Family and Community Nursing Department at the University of North Dakota, College of Nursing and director of the Advanced Public Health Nurse specialization. She has worked many years with vulnerable populations, including migrant farmworkers.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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