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A Day in the Life of a Parish Nurse

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Can you believe it?

Here we are- the Parish Nurses Blogging!!!!!!

This is the first time either of us has ever blogged but it was suggested that we need to enter the new millineum. Not knowing what we had to do or even really know what a blog was, it was thought we could start with "A day in the life of a parish nurse".

Firstly, as some of you know, Deb Bauche and Ethna Martin share a full time position. 

World Day of SickWe, Parish Nurses, may be in the office or out working in the community. Part of the office duties include answering phone calls re: health issues, attending to the prayer chain, ensuring the chain is up to date and used as a reference to follow the progress of the sick. We follow through on the meals ministry and ensure contact with the volunteers providing the meals and the recipients of the meal ministry, whether it is at times of illness, surgery, trauma or birth of a new babe. Another very important issue and required by law and is that the parish nurse, who is also a Registered Nurse, is obliged to chart on the people she is involved with in her PN role. After office time, the Parish Nurse will visit people in hospital, in their homes, in nursing homes and even the carpark at Tim Horton's!

We are a bridge between the medical community and the parish community. We serve the whole person- body, mind and spirit.

We are here to advocate for you to act as a referral source, counsel and to pray with you. If available, we will accompany you to Doctors appointments, and if unable to do so, we will try to find a volunteer to go with you. We will bring you a prayer shawl which has been knit or crocheted by a member of the Parish Knitting group so you can wrap o it around yourself and know that your fellow parishioners praying for and supporting you in you time of need. We are also here to educate and hopefully this "blogging business" will be a "good tool". We are even learning all the new lingo. 

"The church is in a much better position than medicine to carry out a ministry of wellness,
because it has direct and frequent access to the lives of people." 

Thomas Droege, The Healing Presence

 

 

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Comments

  • Guest
    Ron Denis March 14, 2011

    I like your blog, Deb. I wasn't aware of carparks at Timmy's. I must look for you there, next time. Ron

  • Guest
    Mike T March 15, 2011

    Deb and Ethna
    Congratulations on your recent move into the 21st century of social media. Thanks as well for the gift of the mass intention.
    Now people are calling to see if I am ok.

  • Guest
    Laura Van Loon August 10, 2011

    Thanks for your detailed and friendly blog from one who one who must move into cyberspace!! You are my mentor indeed :)

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    Willow Holcomb September 26, 2018

    https://www.google.org/
    hanks for your detailed and friendly blog from one who one who must move into cyberspace!! You are my mentor indeed

  • Guest
    Willow Holcomb September 26, 2018

    https://www.google.org/
    hanks for your detailed and friendly blog from one who one who must move into cyberspace!! You are my mentor indeed

  • Guest
    Willow Holcomb September 26, 2018

    https://www.google.org/
    hanks for your detailed and friendly blog from one who one who must move into cyberspace!! You are my mentor indeed

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