Fast Facts for the Faith Community Nurse: Implementing FCN/Parish Nursing in a Nutshell

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Overview

"Hickman has developed a great resource for nurses practicing in a faith community or who want to implement a program...This is an easy-to-use tool offering quick access to good information and insights for FCN practice."--Journal of Christian Nursing

Faith community nursing integrates traditional nursing care with the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals as they strive to achieve wellness. This easy-to-use resource for busy nurses provides succinct, clinically based coverage of the faith community nursing practice. It is based on the American Nursing Association's (ANA) Scope and Standards for Practice of Faith Community Nursing, and presents the core concepts for establishing, maintaining, and evaluating a nursing practice within a community of faith.

The book explains how to assess a faith community and design, implement, and evaluate nursing programs that meet the needs of its different populations across the life span. It explores various faith community nursing models along with their legal and ethical considerations, and the different roles available for faith community nurses. Meeting special needs within faith communities (acute care, chronic care, palliative care, grief, and loss) is addressed, as is serving its wide variety of vulnerable populations (elderly, impoverished, etc.). The foundations and practice of faith community nursing are also presented within the context of different faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Ideal in a clinical setting, this book will also be of value as a quick refresher for certifying as a faith community nurse.

Key Features:

  • A consistent, easy-to-use, pocket-sized format with bulleted lists for quick access to content
  • Provides tools for designing programs for such diverse issues as grief, loss, chronic/devastating illness, palliative care, mental illness, domestic violence, and substance abuse
  • Addresses faith community nursing practice within Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism
  • Includes management and leadership tips that can be immediately put to use
  • Presents legal and ethical considerations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826107121
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Fast Facts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 901,808
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet S. Hickman, MS, EdD, RN, is Professor and interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at West Chester University School of Nursing in West Chester, PA. Dr. Hickman has a wide range of experience in nursing and nursing education spanning nearly 40 years. She has written several textbook chapters, and is the author of the textbook, Faith Community Nursing. She recently presented 'Caring & Change' at the SE PA Chapter of Health Ministries Association.
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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: Foundations

1. The Roots of Faith Community Nursing

2. Looking at Holistic Health

3. Spiritual Caring

4. Faith Community Nursing Models of Delivery Introduction

5. Exploring Faith Community Nursing Roles

6. Practicing Faith Community Nursing Within Legal Parameters

7. The Ethics of Practicing Faith Community Nursing

Part II: Assessing, Implementing and Evaluating in Faith Community Ministries

8. Initiating a Faith Community Nursing Program

9. Assessing the Faith Community

10. Education for Health

11. Teaching in Faith Community Nursing Practice

12. Program Planning

Part III: Meeting Diverse Community Needs

13. Meeting Special Needs in the Faith Community

14. Loss and Grief

15. Connecting with Community Resources

16. Working with Vulnerable Populations

17. Special Topics in Faith Community Nursing

Appendix: National Health Observances

References

Index

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