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I'll Have It God's Way: A Study Guide for End of Life Decisions
I’ll Have It God’s Way: A Christian’s Guide to End-of-Life Decisions, is a six-session Bible study a Parish Nurse can lead in our own congregations. It is scripturally based, making it the only advance care planning tool I have seen that takes this approach. The big difference between other tools and I’II Have It God’s Way is this approach brings us face-to-face with our faith. Some people when faced with a bad prognosis realize that their faith is strong enough to face serious illness and frailty without fear. At the same time, as clinicians, we have seen the fear at the bedside, not only among patients afraid of death, but in family members so afraid that they cannot allow their loved one to leave in
Plutko Long, S. E. (2020). Faith Community Nursing: USING SPIRITUAL INTERVENTIONS IN DIABETES PREVENTION. Journal of Christian Nursing, 37(4), 243–E50.
Utilizing a Delphi survey technique, the researchers examined spiritual interventions used by faith-based and community-based coaches in leading a diabetes prevention program. Faith-based coaches utilized prayer, active listening, and emotional support. The interventions of spiritual/religious activities, humor and instillation of hope were identified as important in their practice.
Sessanna, L., Pomeroy, S., Askew, Y., McDonald-Shanahan, K., & Couche, M. (2020). The Experience of Working With a Faith Community Nurse Liaison of Care in a Primary Care Practice Among Older Adult Clients and Their Informal Caregiver. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 39(3), 272–284.
This descriptive qualitative research study examined the experience of working with an FCN liaison and older adult clients and their informal caregiver. The researchers found themes reflecting the FCN was an important care team members, and the interventions of prayer and spiritual support were essential aspects of the care provided to the older adults.
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Leading a Congregation Through Change
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