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1 Faith Community Nursing Practice Dr. Norma Small, RN, MSN, PHD Cindy Drenning, MSN, CRNP

2 Faith Community Nursing  Faith Community Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as well as on the promotion of wholistic health and prevention or minimization of illness within the context of a faith community.  Faith Community Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2 nd Ed, 2012) American Nurses Association(ANA) & Health Ministry Association(HMA)

3 Health Ministry Association  HMA is the professional organization representing faith community nurses and others working in the expanding faith community arena.

4 HMA & ANA  The Scope and Standards of Faith Community Nursing reflect the commitment of the Health Ministries Association to work with the American Nurses Association to promote an understanding of Faith Community Nursing as a specialized practice in the interprofessional practice arena of diverse faith communities.

5 FCN Scope and Standards  Terms used in this document indicate an effort to include many faith traditions and not to promote any one particular faith tradition.  Reflects current faith community nursing practice from a national perspective, the professional and ethical standards of the nursing profession, and legal scope and standards of professional nursing practice. They are dynamic and subject to testing and change.

6 Function of the Scope of Practice….  Describes the who, what, where, when, why and how of the practice of faith community nursing—its boundaries and its membership.  Are authoritative statements defined and promoted by the profession by which the quality, service, or education can be evaluated.  Are specific to this specialty but build on the standards of professional nursing applicable to all registered nurses.

7 Faith Community Nurse Minimum Preparation  A baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing with academic preparation in community- or population-focused nursing.  Experience as a registered nurse using the nursing process.  Knowledge of healthcare assets and resources of the community

8 Faith Community Nurse Minimum Preparation  Specialized knowledge of spiritual beliefs and practices of the faith community  Specialized knowledge and skills to enable implementation of Faith Community Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, second edition

9 Standard 1. ASSESSMENT The faith community nurse collects comprehensive data pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s wholistic health or situation.  Elicits health care consumer’s values. preferences, expressed needs, and knowledge of the healthcare situation  Applies ethical, legal and privacy guidelines and policies in the maintenance, uses, and dissemination of data and information.  Documents relevant data in a retrievable format that is both confidential and secure.

10 Standard 2. Diagnosis The faith community nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine diagnoses or issues.  Document diagnoses in a manner that facilitate the determination of expected outcomes and plans.  Identifies strengths that enhance health and spiritual well-being

11 Standard 3. Outcome Identification The faith community nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation.  Considers spiritual beliefs and practices, associated benefits, costs, risks, current scientific evidence, and clinical expertise when formulating outcomes.  Develops expected outcomes that facilitate attaining, maintain or regaining health, healing, and hope

12 Standard 4. Planning The faith community nurse develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.  Develops an individualized plan in partnership with the person, family and others that considerers the person’s characteristics or situation, including but not limited to values, spiritual beliefs and practices, health practices, preferences, choices, developmental level, coping style, culture, religious rites, environment, and available technology.  Uses plan to provide direction to other lay and professional members of the healthcare and ministry teams.

13 Standard 5. Implementation The faith community nurse implements the identified plan.  Provides wholistic care that addresses the needs of diverse populations across the life span.  Accommodates different styles of communication used by healthcare consumers, families, and healthcare providers.

14 Standard 5A. Coordination of Care  Advocates for the delivery of dignified and humane care by the interprofessional team.

15 Standard 5B. Health Teaching and Health Promotion  Provides healthcare consumers with information about intended effects and potential adverse effects of proposed therapies.  Teaches activities that strengthen the body-mind-spirit connection, such as meditation, prayer, guided imagery.

16 Standard 5C. Consultation  Initiates consultations with chaplains and spiritual leaders for resources, guidance, and support within the spiritual realm.  Standard 5D. Prescriptive Authority and Treatment (APRN)

17 Standard 6. Evaluation The faith community nurse evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.  Participates in assessing and ensuring the responsible and appropriate use of interventions in order to minimize unwarranted or unwanted treatment and healthcare consumer suffering.

18 Standard 7. Ethics  Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects the healthcare consumer’s autonomy, dignity, rights, and spiritual beliefs and practices.

19 Standard 8. Education  Acquires knowledge and skills appropriate to the role, population, specialty of faith community nursing, setting, or situation.

20 Standard 9: Evidence Based Practice and Research  Utilizes current evidence-based nursing knowledge, including research findings, to guide practice.

21 Standard 10: Quality of Practice  Uses creativity, innovation in faith community nursing practice and the resources of clergy, chaplains, hospice staff, and other colleagues to improve care.

22 Communication  Questions the rationale supporting routine approaches to care processes and decisions when they do not appear to be in the best interest of the health care consumer.

23 Leaadership  Oversees the nursing care given by others while retaining accountability for quality of care give to the healthcare consumer.

24 Collaboration  Participates in consensus building or conflict resolution in the context of healthcare consumer care within the faith community and healthcare settings.

25 Professional Practice Evaluation  Obtains informal feedback regarding own spiritual care and nursing practice from healthcare consumers, peers, spiritual leaders, health committee members, faith community volunteers, professional colleagues and others.

26 Resource Utilization  Assists the healthcare consumer and family in identifying and securing appropriate and available resources to address health and spiritual related needs across the heath care continuum.

27 Environmental Health  Addresses environmental health risks in the home, workplace, faith community, and healthcare setting.

28 The Health Ministries Association (HMA) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN) have begun work on defining criteria and process for formal recognition of Faith Community Nursing as a specialized practice of nursing.

29 Faith Community Nursing  Combines professional nursing and health ministry.  Emphasizes health, wellness, and healing within a faith community.

30 Four Major Concepts  Spiritual formation  Professionalism  Wholistic health  Community

31 FCN Mission  To challenge the nursing profession to reclaim spiritual dimensions of nursing care  To challenge health care systems to provide whole person care  To challenge the faith community to revitalize its healing mission.

32 FCN Basic Preparation Course International Parish Nurse Resource Center A Ministry of the Church Health Center Memphis, TN

33 Certification  Coming from ANCC in 2014!

34 Practice Models  Congregation based  Community based  Institution based  Advanced Practice

35 Questions? What’s Happening in Health Ministry? Thoughts? Discussion

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