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Keywords

care transitions, cost savings/avoidance, faith community nursing, healthcare costs, health ministry, hospital readmissions

 

Authors

  1. Yeaworth, Rosalee C.
  2. Sailors, Ronnette

Abstract

ABSTRACT: At a time when healthcare costs are increasing more than other aspects of the economy, churches are stepping up to help fill needs through congregational health ministries. Faith Community Nursing (FCN) is a rapidly growing health service in the churches of many denominations. This article documents healthcare services and financial savings provided by FCNs and health ministries, showing the critical role faith community nursing can play in containing healthcare costs.