Faith Community Nurses: A Community-based Model for Chronic Disease Management

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308577
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Faith Community Nurses: A Community-based Model for Chronic Disease Management
Author(s):
King, Michalene A.; Pappas-Rogich, Maria
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Phi
Author Details:
Michalene A. King, PhD, RN, CNE, michalene1@comcast.net; Maria Pappas-Rogich, Dr. PH. MN, BSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Introduction: Faith community nursing is an innovative community-based clinical practice model. Faith community nursing, originally named parish nursing, began in the mid 1980’s through the vision of a Lutheran Minister. The American Nurses Association recognized faith community nursing as a specialized practice and in collaboration with the Health Ministries Association, developed a scope and standards for practice in 1998, which has been revised twice to reflect this practice in all faith traditions. Faith community nursing, with more than 15,000 nurses, is one of the largest nursing specialties in the United States. Although studies have been conducted to describe faith community nursing, minimal research has focused on the impact of this nursing specialty on chronic disease management.

Research Question: Do faith community nurses work with clients to help them manage a chronic disease/condition? What diseases are managed and what services are provided?

Methodology: This question was part of a larger survey that was placed on Survey Monkey and advertised through the website of an organization that supplies resources for faith community nurses. The survey was conducted for 3 months in the Fall 2011.

Results: A total of 230 faith community nurses answered this question with 166 answering yes and supplying a narrative. A total of 39 chronic diseases/conditions were listed with the most frequent as follows: diabetes mellitus (n=68), hypertension (n=63), heart disease (n=49), cancer (n=26), obesity (n=16), and mental illness (n=14). The most frequent interventions included: blood pressure/pulse checks including medication management (n=61), cardiovascular aftercare (n=45), education (n=18), referrals (n=14), and nutrition/weight loss (n=14).

Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that faith community nurses are a valuable resource in assisting clients to manage chronic diseases. Health professionals should recognize faith community nurses as partners in the management team and refer clients to faith community nurses when appropriate.

Keywords:
chronic disease management; faith community nursing; community-based model
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFaith Community Nurses: A Community-based Model for Chronic Disease Managementen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKing, Michalene A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPappas-Rogich, Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsMichalene A. King, PhD, RN, CNE, michalene1@comcast.net; Maria Pappas-Rogich, Dr. PH. MN, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308577-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p><p>Introduction: Faith community nursing is an innovative community-based clinical practice model. Faith community nursing, originally named parish nursing, began in the mid 1980’s through the vision of a Lutheran Minister. The American Nurses Association recognized faith community nursing as a specialized practice and in collaboration with the Health Ministries Association, developed a scope and standards for practice in 1998, which has been revised twice to reflect this practice in all faith traditions. Faith community nursing, with more than 15,000 nurses, is one of the largest nursing specialties in the United States. Although studies have been conducted to describe faith community nursing, minimal research has focused on the impact of this nursing specialty on chronic disease management. <p>Research Question: Do faith community nurses work with clients to help them manage a chronic disease/condition? What diseases are managed and what services are provided? <p>Methodology: This question was part of a larger survey that was placed on Survey Monkey and advertised through the website of an organization that supplies resources for faith community nurses. The survey was conducted for 3 months in the Fall 2011. <p>Results: A total of 230 faith community nurses answered this question with 166 answering yes and supplying a narrative. A total of 39 chronic diseases/conditions were listed with the most frequent as follows: diabetes mellitus (n=68), hypertension (n=63), heart disease (n=49), cancer (n=26), obesity (n=16), and mental illness (n=14). The most frequent interventions included: blood pressure/pulse checks including medication management (n=61), cardiovascular aftercare (n=45), education (n=18), referrals (n=14), and nutrition/weight loss (n=14). <p>Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that faith community nurses are a valuable resource in assisting clients to manage chronic diseases. Health professionals should recognize faith community nurses as partners in the management team and refer clients to faith community nurses when appropriate.en_GB
dc.subjectchronic disease managementen_GB
dc.subjectfaith community nursingen_GB
dc.subjectcommunity-based modelen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:08Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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