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FOURTH ANNUAL SEMINAR ON PARISH NURSING ANNOUNCED
05 May 1996 12:54:52
95092 FOURTH ANNUAL SEMINAR ON PARISH NURSING ANNOUNCED
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Parish nursing -- a health ministry that emphasizes
wellness education, health promotion and disease prevention -- will be
explored at a June 26-July 2 seminar at Plaza Resolana in Santa Fe, N.M.
The conference, "Parish Nursing: Celebrating Gifts," is the fourth
annual seminar on parish nursing sponsored by the Presbyterian Health,
Education and Welfare Association and the Presbyterian Health Network
Parish nursing has been a key component of PHN's efforts to implement
General Assembly policies on health care dating back to the 1988 General
Assemlby policy statement "Life Abundant. ..."
Parish nurse roles include personal health counselor, health educator,
community resource coordinator, health support group organizer and
Among the objectives of PHN's parish nursing program are:
* to describe the theological foundations of healing ministry
* to explain spiritual concepts that influence parish nursing
* to develop parish nursing models
* to describe the relationship between prayer and healing
* to develop strategies for implementing parish nursing programs in
Seminar faculty members are Ruth Berry, assistant professor of
community health nursing at the University of Kentucky and parish nurse at
Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky.; Patricia Burchfield,
associate professor of community health nursing at the University of
Kentucky; Emily Chandler, assistant professor at the Institute of Health
Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Jean Kennedy, a
registered nurse and student at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Sally
Ruybal, professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing; Karen
Woehler, an independent practitioner from Crosby, Minn.; and Mary Ellen
Zuverink, a therapist and clinical education specialist at Our Lady of
Peace Hospital in Louisville.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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