Documentation is a professional responsibility for faith community nurses. Here you will find a few resources providing information on the value and methods of documentation for the faith community nursing practice.
- Parish Nurse Coordinator Manual: A Guide to Creating & Developing Your Program (Released March 2009)
Written by parish nurses and coordinators, this resource covers program development and supervision, from foundations through the specifics of the coordinator’s role. For details and ordering information go to IPNRC Resources.
- “Documenting the Practice” Bethany Johnson, Patti Ludwig-Beymer, and Wendy Tuzik Micek, in Parish Nursing: Promoting Whole Person Health Within Faith Communities (Sage Publications, 2000).
This chapter addresses why nurses document, documentation requirements, the process for developing a documentation system, lessons learned, and adapting documentation for specific parish nurse situations. This text may be available at your local library, at local bookstores, or ordered online.