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Parish Nurse Roles
  • Integrator of faith and health
  • Personal health Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Health Advocate
  • Resource and Referral Agent
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Program Developer

Health Advisor Roles
  • Integrator of faith and health
  • Personal Health Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Health Advocate
  • Resource and Referral Agent
  • Program Developer
  • Aid and Assist Parish Nurse as requested

Definitions

Health Counselors: They discuss individual health needs and concerns regarding illness and medications. They provide reassurance.

Health Educators: The promote wellness, healthy lifestyles, and disease prevention.

Referral Sources: they help families find health care resources necessary for total wellness. They act as liaisons between individuals and physicians, self-help groups, community agencies, etc.

Health Advocates: they offer knowledge, support and interpretation for health care decision making.