Why would having a parish nurse matter?
Parish nurses can ease the burden of care from pastoral staff as they counsel people with holistic health concerns (Exodus 18:21). Parish nurses offer a viable and sustainable response to the Christian traditions of healing ministries and practical care-giving. Parish nurses increase the social responsiveness of the church by being the hands and feet of Jesus.
The Essential Parish Nurse: ABC’s for Congregational Health Ministry, Deborah Patterson (2003).
Newman, A. Health care from the pews: Parish nurses take holistic approach to meet physical and spiritual needs. Special to Christian Weekly. April 28, 2014.