Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nursing – integrating faith and health
Through our Faith Community Nursing, Methodist Health System has formed partnerships with area churches in an effort to improve the physical and spiritual health of the people in these congregations. This ministry provides guidance, shares resources, and assists church leaders in meeting the wellness needs of these communities of faith.
The church has been intimately involved with the concept of wholeness, wellness, and healing since its inception. This program embodies our belief in the unity of body, mind, and spirit, a concept deeply rooted in both the Old and New Testaments.
Faith Community Nursing is an international ministry within congregations that gives these concepts and ideas a visible presence. The Parish nurse works with the pastor and the Health Ministry Committee composed of other caring members to fulfill the healing mission of the church.
Methodist Health System’s Faith Community Nursing may assist in the following ways:
- Assessing the mental, spiritual, and physical health needs of the congregation
- Creating programs for strengthening the membership’s role in the prevention of disease and illness
- Recognizing and supporting the close relationship between physical, emotional, and spiritual health
- Meeting the health and healing needs of individuals
Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course
Methodist Health System Faith Community Nursing with Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing presents the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course from Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing Curriculum.
January 26, 27 and 28, 2017
February 23, 24, and 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Weatherford Conference Room
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Debbie Seider, MSN, RN
Doris Giles, MS, RN
Read the blog entry Nursing on a Mission by Doris Giles, RN, MS, and Debbie Seider, RN, MSN, Faith Community Nursing Coordinators at Methodist Health System.