Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 2016

School

School of Nursing

Major

Nursing (B.S.N.)

Keywords

Faith Community Nursing, Medical Ministry, Nursing, Ministry

Disciplines

Other Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing

Abstract

The United States’ traditional health care system is unprepared to combat the growing rates of chronic illness in its population. With over 90% of those aged 66 years and older living with a chronic illness, an emphasis on preventative care must be enacted. Faith community nursing is a viable and effective option for long-term preventative management of chronic illnesses in the community. Faith community nursing fits both the mission of the Christian church and the needs of the healthcare community and greater awareness of this must be achieved in both the faith and healthcare sectors to bring about maximum results.

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