General Resources

Advanced Planning and End of Life Issues

Honoring Choices Minnesota
Honoring Choices Minnesota is focuse/Family studies and Certificate in Gerontologyd on helping every adult Minnesotan understand what Advance Care Planning is, and working with health care providers to make sure they offer assistance to all patients, and will honor your choices.

The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Wonderful resources, starter kit available, and you can sign up for the newsletter.

Caregiving and Senior Housing Options

Books by Emily Butler-MortonIncluded in these books are the many ways to remain independent, whether living at home or other types of senior housing, guidelines to help decide when more assistance is needed, and resources available to help impliment the decisions made.   Emily Butler-Morton is a resident of Virginia, author, senior advocate, and public speaker.  She has a B.S. in Psychology/Family Studies,and Certificate in Gerontology.  The books were published in 2018 and can be ordered by contacting Emily at

Get Ready, Get Set, Stay Put: A Guide for Aging at Home.  Listed on Amazon for $13.95.  Our price is $10.00
Care Enough to Keep Your Parents Safe.  Listed on Amazon for $15.95.  Our price is $12.00
Long Distance Caregiving.  Listed on Amazon for $11.95.  Our price is $8.00

Children's Health

Birth Injury Center
This easy to navigate and comprehensive website is dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes. Their mission is to help users find helpful information on devastating birth injuries and their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

Cerebral Palsy Information
Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. Our goal is to raise awareness globally for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.

Cherish All Children
Cherish All Children is a national Lutheran ministry of prayer, education, relationship-building, and action to prevent child sexual exploitation.

Consumer Safety

Consumer Safety
A comprehensive resource offering safety guides for infants, families, patients and seniors, as well as publishing important health news, recalls and safety alerts.

Consumer Safety Guide
Consider us a comprehensive resource for information about faulty medical devices, FDA alerts, and any other information about dangerous consumer products.


Disability Ministry
�As a church committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is called to welcome all people in all its congregations and ministries into full participation as baptized members of the body of Christ."

Family Violence

Responding to Family Violence Toolkit
This toolkit was developed by Texas Impact- an ecumenical group in Texas made up of representatives from mainline Christian, Jewish, and Muslin denominations who lobby the state represtnatives regarding important issues. They are currently dealing with Family Violence and Human Trafficking. There is a lot of good information, as well as a list of resources, in this toolkit.


Musical Reflections, Tami Briggs, Therapeutic Harpist
Tami is a wonderful harpist and who produced many CD's that can be used for guided meditation, yoga devotions, relaxation exercises, helping with sleep problems and anxiety, to name a few, as well as for your listening enjoyment. She also has books with CD's titled Reflections on Grieving, and Grace Notes: Reflections on the Harp and Healing.


Lutheran Parish Nurse International (LPNI)
NFP [LPNI] exists to serve the Lord and His Kingdom through Christ-centered parish nursing in Lutheran denominations. Their web site contains devotions, health information, study tour information and a Bible Study, and more. The study tour for 2019 is to Singapore.

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing (IJFCN)The official journal of Faith Community Nursing International (FCNI)
The primary aim of IJFCN is to support the practice of faith community nurses worldwide through publication of research and best practices. This is a collaborative project with the School of Nursing at Western Kentucky University through the University's TopSCHOLAR program. Access is available through FCNI's website, and

Journal of Christian Nursing
JCN is an excellent journal for parish nurses! Each quarter it publishes articles relevent to parish nursing. JCN offers spiritual sustainance, clinical content specific to mutliple practice areas, and professional insight for all nurses. In every issue you will find articles approved by ANCC for relicensure and certification for parish nurses. Online articles are also available through the web site.

Holistic Healing: Parish Nurses Care for Body, Mind and Spirit
A wonderful article based on interviews from our own ELPNA nurses. It has also been put on the ELCA web site.

National Library of Medicine

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Publication "The Nurse�s Guide to Use of Social Media.

Options for Publication

Public Health Nursing

Journal of Community Health Nursing

Journal of Christian Nursing

American Nurse Today (American Nurses Association)

Journal of Nursing Scholarship (Sigma Theta Tau International)

Nursing Outlook (Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative

Volunteer Opportunities

Lutheran Global Health Volunteers
Lutheran Global Health Volunteer program is all about creating sustainable relationships between volunteers and companion hospital staff in an effort for mutual learning experiences, be that medical or spiritual growth experiences. Furthermore, these service opportunities in Liberia, Tanzania, and India are fantastic ways to share the wonderful experiences of the ELPNA with companion hospitals. Most companion hospitals have extensive palliative and home care programs which parish nurses would be well-equipped to support.