The role of congregations in preventive medicine

Congregations are involved in health care, but they don't know it. They have seldom examined how they do what they do to encourage healthy ways of living. A three-year action research model in the Chicago area incorporates a parish nurse on the staff of six large suburban churches. These nurses...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Author: Westberg, Granger E. 1913-1999
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V. [1986]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 1986, Volume: 25, Issue: 3, Pages: 193-197
Further subjects:B Personal Health
B Health Care
B Preventive Medicine
B Health Educator
B Research Model
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Summary:Congregations are involved in health care, but they don't know it. They have seldom examined how they do what they do to encourage healthy ways of living. A three-year action research model in the Chicago area incorporates a parish nurse on the staff of six large suburban churches. These nurses are essentially health educators and personal health counselors. A weekly intensive half-day continuing education seminar provides these six nurses with opportunities for interchange among themselves and a selected faculty. Perhaps a new specialty within nursing is being born—a minister of health to work alongside parish clergy.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/BF01534015