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Faith Community Nursing: Supporting Healthy People 2020 Initiatives

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000125
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Faith Community Nursing: Supporting Healthy People 2020 Initiatives


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General Purpose:

To provide information on how the faith community nurse (FCN) model of community-based practice supports implementation of strategies to address health indicators set forth by Healthy People 2020.

Learning Objectives:

After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the practice of FCNs.
  2. Select the frequency with which FCNs perform specific functions.
  3. Examine how the FCN model of community-based practice can support implementation of Healthy People 2020.
  1. The classic model describing FCN practice by Patterson (2003) includes all of the following roles except
    1. personal health counselor.
    2. personal care assistant.
    3. health advocate.
    4. developer of support groups.
  2. As noted in the article, church-based programs have produced significant impacts on a variety of health behaviors, particularly in the areas of
    1. substance abuse.
    2. tobacco use.
    3. nutrition.
    4. responsible sexual behavior.
  3. A new initiative in Healthy People 2020 is
    1. sleep health.
    2. public health infrastructure.
    3. medical product safety.
    4. immunization and infectious diseases.
  4. In the 1997 study by Weis et al., parish nurses identified which Healthy People 2020 objective in their practice?
    1. recycling
    2. sun exposure prevention
    3. home fire safety
    4. immunizations
  5. Results of the study described in this article reveal the most frequently cited FCN function occurring on a yearly basis was
    1. promote health education.
    2. facilitate support group(s).
    3. offer health counseling.
    4. advocate for health.
  6. It was most common for FCNs to include what function at some point during the year?
    1. refer healthcare and social services
    2. promote health education
    3. integrate faith and health
    4. offer health counseling
  7. According to Healthy People 2020, each of the following are determinants of health except
    1. physical environment
    2. individual behavior
    3. spiritual beliefs
    4. health services
  8. The function that occurred most frequently on a monthly basis was
    1. health educator.
    2. referrals.
    3. advocacy.
    4. coordinate volunteers.
  9. One function reported most frequently as never occurring was
    1. advocate for health.
    2. coordinate volunteers.
    3. referrals.
    4. facilitator of support groups.
  10. Which of the Healthy People 2020 indicators was least likely to have been omitted at some point during the year?
    1. promote good nutrition and healthier weight
    2. reduce substance abuse
    3. promote emotional health and well-being
    4. promote safety or reduction of violence
  11. The Healthy People 2020 indicator omitted most commonly on a weekly basis was
    1. promote a reduction of violence.
    2. promote responsible sexual behavior.
    3. reduce or eliminate substance abuse.
    4. reduce or eliminate tobacco use.
  12. Which Healthy People 2020 indicator accomplished most frequently on a weekly basis was promotion of
    1. physical activity.
    2. good nutrition.
    3. emotional health.
    4. safety.
  13. According to the authors, the primary FCN practice objective is to
    1. identify individuals who may require further assessment or support
    2. offer spiritual care to the congregation, especially in times of joy and/or sorrow
    3. raise awareness of the relationship between health and spiritual well-being
    4. implement the seven functions of the classic model of faith community nursing practice
  14. The function conducted most frequently on a yearly basis was
    1. reduce or eliminate tobacco use.
    2. promote safety or reduction of violence.
    3. reduce or eliminate substance abuse.
    4. promote emotional health and well-being.
  15. Which function was reported most commonly as having never been done?
    1. promote healthy environment
    2. promote safety or reduce violence
    3. reduce or eliminate substance abuse
    4. promote responsible sexual behavior
  16. The type of partnership listed most frequently was
    1. hospitals.
    2. hospice.
    3. local health departments.
    4. senior service agencies.
  17. Which partnership was listed the least often?
    1. physicians
    2. hospice
    3. nursing homes
    4. faith sponsored agencies
  18. The authors suggest that the FCN services varied in frequency for all of the following reasons except the
    1. needs expressed by the congregation served.
    2. preferences of the spiritual director.
    3. time commitment of the FCN(s).
    4. available resources to develop and support health promotion activities.


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