LFCNA Program library toolkit
An Ad Hoc Committee of LFCNA has developed a 5-piece toolkit for use in assessing health education needs, priorities and sharing of program ideas to respond to the needs. The toolkit includes:
an assessment tool that can be used with individuals, small groups or the entire congregation;
the health and wholeness model seen above;
suggestions for using the toolkit (not to replace your own creative ideas);
Color and black and white brochures that can be used on your education kiosk or for distribution to individuals, groups, or at events, and
a significant number of online program submissions shared by colleagues across the organization and the country.
Click on the Program Library Toolkit link on the Member's Only page to find more information. We continue to seek program submissions in all health focus areas. Please consider submitting programs that you offer in your ministry. A submission form is found on the Toolkit page.
There is an opening for a 15 - 20 hour per week paid Faith Community Nurse at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL. For more information see the link below and contact Pastor Sarah Swindoll, Associate Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org
FCN Job Description
Health Articles for your Congregation
Focus on Body, Mind, and Spirit
Are you looking for health articles to include in your congregation's newsletter?
You don't have to re-invent the wheel! Advocate Health Care is kind enough to allow us to post their monthly health flyers on a variety of helpful topics.
You can find more health articles and other helpful tools for ministry by clicking here:
Parish Nurse Ministry Tools page under Resources.
More Health Flyers to use!!
These are free health tip sheets that you can download and are published in English or Spanish. There is a current month bulletin amd also an archive of hundreds of other topics to choose.
The link can be found in the Member's Only section under Program Library Toolkit. Go to the page and scroll down. Check it out now!!
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Supporting the Mental Health and Resilience of Nurses
For more information on the Well - Being Initiative by ANA,
click on this link.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA
Although adults cannot always prevent children from experiencing trauma, they can play an important role in helping children recover from past stressful or traumatic experiences. Just like children can experience stress or trauma in lots of different areas of their life, they also benefit from protective factors in all aspects of their world. When children have adequate resources (like food, shelter, and clothing), stable routines, and healthy and sensitive caregivers at home, at school, and in the community, they have the best chance of recovering from a stressful event.
Go to Children's Health Resources for Members Only and find the link.
Grants Available for Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nurse Ministries
We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations! LFCNA has long been supportive of new parish/faith community nurse ministry start-ups and is acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, LFCNA will annually provide funds for start-up or development of a new focus in an existing parish nursing ministry, for a minimum of two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding.
Click here for more information and for the application form. The next deadline is March 15, 2024.
Covid recovery program
The RECOVER Initiative brings together patients, caregivers, clinicians, community leaders, and scientists from across the nation to understand, prevent, and treat PASC, including Long COVID. This group is called the RECOVER Consortium.
Many of our parishioners and some parish nurses have had covid and now have symptoms that comprmise their lifestyle. Follow this link to read more about this new initiative.
The Consortium represents and supports more than 100 researchers who are leading studies on Long COVID at more than 200 places around the country. These studies have a diverse group of participants, including adults, pregnant people, and children.
Invitation to participate in an Adverse Religious Experiences:
A Grounded Theory
Proposal to Inform Nursing Practice
You are invited to participate in a research project attempting to understand and define the concept of adverse religious experiences. This study is designed to interview women > 25 years old who have had adverse religious experiences as they define them. This study is for women who have received therapeutic interventions or are currently receiving counseling about these adverse experiences.
choose to participate or have additional questions, please email me at the
contact information listed below. I will reply to your email within 24-48
CLICK HERE for more information on the study and to find contact information for the investigator.
Research Study for Long Distance Caregivers
sponsored by LeadingAge LTSS Center at
Lutheran Services in America’s (LSA) partner, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston are currently looking for long-distance family caregivers of older adults with dementia who receive non-medical home care. This National Institute on Aging-funded study aims to alleviate caregiver burden. Eligible caregivers will be gifted a new Tablet to receive individualized support from dementia experts delivered remotely and access dementia-related education and resources. Eligibility requirements include: caregiver is age 21 years or older, caregiver lives approximately 2 or more hours away, and caregiver has a care recipient diagnosed with dementia and receiving home care. LFCNA is an Associate member of LSA. More participants are needed for this study.
To learn more, contact the Project Director, Evan Chunga, at Richard.Chunga001@umb.edu or contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Verena Cimarolli at email@example.com or
LFCNA Board Member Contact Information
It is our desire that members of LFCNA to have full access to contact information for our Board Officers and Directors. For security purposes we have added this information to the Member's Only page. The Board List with contact information is now available. Click on the Officer and Director Contact List link.