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The Parish Nurse Ministry is an emerging specialized professional practice which encompasses the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social dimensions of nursing practice. Services to the congregation are designed to build on and strengthen capacities of individuals, and families to understand and care for one another.

The practice holds that all persons are sacred and must be treated with dignity and respect. In response to this belief, Parish Nurses assist and empower indiviuals to become more active partners in the management of their personal health and resources available to them.

Parish Nursing bridges the gap between the congregation, health care team, and available resources for individuals. As health care is continually changing, this has become an increasing need.

Our local ministry is based upon the scripture found in 3 John: "Behold, I pray all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes with your soul" (3 John 1:2)

Activities available to the congregation include:

  • Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics on the 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month from 9:30-11:00A.M.
  • Medical equipment from available supply at no cost.
  • Display with resource information on all diseases and health issues.
  • Bulletin Board featuring Health and Wellness information.
  • Educational programs on health related issues.
  • Patient advocacy for individuals with no family or support system available to them.
  • Individual health support includes:

  • Understanding of lab results, tests, procedures, pre and post-operative instructions; pre or post-hospitalization insructions; medication administration and treatment regimens, and other needs as presented.
  • Parish Nurses can be contacted in the following ways:

  • wwoodsnaz@wwnaz.org
  • Call the church office at (785) 273-2248
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