Parish nursing: an innovative community nursing service
Evidence & Practice    

Parish nursing: an innovative community nursing service

Laming Eleanor Assistant practitioner, Parish Nursing Service, Heartsease, Norwich, England.
Stewart Angela Parish nurse, Parish Nursing Service, Heartsease, Norwich, England.

This article explains the concept of parish nursing and provides a historical perspective of this service. It describes the development of a parish nursing service in Heartsease, Norwich, which complements community nursing practice by focusing on the importance of providing spiritual care alongside physical, psychological and social care. Case studies are provided to illustrate the benefits of a parish nursing service to individuals and the community.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10373

Correspondence

eleandgreg@icloud.com

Peer review

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Received: 26 November 2015

Accepted: 12 February 2016

Published online: 07 July 2016