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Keywords

community healthcare, faith community nursing, medical anthropology, program outcomes, symbolic interactionism

 

Authors

  1. Mock, Gabrielle Sheridan

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The literature that supports and describes faith community nursing (FCN) practice is extensive, but limited in describing the value and meaning of FCN to the community. A qualitative investigation of one FCN program led to emergence of five themes that illustrate the perceived importance of FCN to this community: tasks and services offered, nursing expertise, spirituality, familiarity, and community support. This exploration reveals the deeper value and meaning of FCN to the communities these nurses support.