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We are a not-for-profit Christian organisation whose purpose is to maximise the wellbeing of society in community through three specific means
- Application of professional nursing skills to healthy living and coping with illness
- Response to people’s inner (spiritual) needs
- Mobilisation of ordinary members of church communities and beyond.
Parish Nursing Ministries UK provides and continues to develop training for registered nurses to become accredited Parish Nurses. We are engaged in development of the theology of health and wellbeing; in articulating the spiritual component and value; and in identifying good practice. We work collaboratively with complementary organisations; we are multi-denominational and non-sectarian.
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Parish Nursing uses professional nursing skills in a Christian context and works across the UK with and through the church and its local community promoting whole-person health.
Rooted in a church community, a Parish Nurse combines the benefits of health with spiritual care and community resources. Parish Nursing has a strong foundation in Christian faith but is offered unconditionally to people of any faith.
Accountability is normally through the local church, and the projects are locally funded. Parish Nursing operates in consultation with other health providers.
Professional skill, care and compassion are qualities a Parish Nurse brings as part of a ministry team, for the benefit of that team and church, and for its community. The collaborative ministry includes training and co-ordinating of volunteers to participate in the church’s care for its local community.