St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Hastings, Nebraska
If you or a loved one would like to be contacted by the Health Ministry, please provide the following information pertaining to the person who is seeking assistance.
All information is necessary, and the more information you can provide, the better we will be able to assist you. Thank you.
The information contained herein is confidential and covered by the Health Ministry's HIPPA policy.
Wondering when to contact a Parish Nurse?
(Confidentiality and HIPAA regulations are adhered to in all situations.)
Home visits: a person may wish to contact the Parish Nurse for an in home visit, which also includes nursing homes and assisted living homes. (Consultation includes formulation of an action plan to address specific needs)
after they have been discharged from the hospital
after the death of a family member
while experiencing stress, such as caring for someone at home
while experiencing a major life change, such as birth of a child or loss of a job
Office visit: a person may wish to contact the Parish Nurse for a private consultation at the Parish Nurse Office, located at Catholic Social Services. (Consultation includes formulation of an action plan to address unique needs)
HOW DO I CONTACT A PARISH NURSE?
Leave a message stating your name, nature of your call and a convenient time to reach you.
You will be contacted and an appointment for a visit will be made
Fill out the referral form and you will be contacted to schedule a visit.
What is a Parish Nurse?
A Parish Nurse is a professional nurse licensed in Nebraska, and who has completed a specialized training course in Parish Nursing.
The training course teaches nurses how to enhance their nursing skills and perspective by adding faith outreach and spiritual engagement tools and techniques. Parish Nurses are then able to spiritually touch the lives of those in need, in addition to providing basic forms of health services.
Why do we have Parish Nursing?
The parishioners were surveyed in 2014 regarding their needs and challenges. There was an overwhelming response to this survey, and it was evident that people are in great need.
The Health Ministry was created in response to the survey by St. Cecilia Catholic Church in 2014 through the understanding that the church has a role in healing which has been recognized since earliest Christianity. The very nature of the church is to be a healing community in the wholistic concept of recognizing health as encompassing body, mind, and spirit.
Parish Nurses will embody this
concept in their ministry with the
main focus of fostering the
integration of faith and health.
What is Parish Nursing?
Sometimes it is difficult to know what health services and resources are available. On average, most people don’t know what they don’t know about available resources for health services. This makes it difficult for many people to find the resources they need. On top of that, in the midst of crisis and confusion, spirituality often suffers. Parish Nursing offers the bridge between a person’s unique situation, and the available resources to help them, and it is delivered with spiritual nurturing as a primary goal.
Roles of a Parish Nurse
What can a Parish Nurse do for me?
What the Parish Nurse cannot do:
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