Parish Nurse
The Parish Nurse ministry at Prince of Peace helps to care for one another by attaining, maintaining and regaining the best possible whole person's wellness of body, mind and spirit.  The role of the Parish Nurse is a health counselor, referral source, and an advocate for an individual.  The Parish Nurse is a blend of professional nursing and spiritual caregiving.  The Parish Nurse visits members at the church and in their homes or care facilities.

Mary Hume was commissioned as the first Parish Nurse of Prince of Peace in July, 1999.


Life During a Pandemic

Living during a pandemic changes the ways we live our daily life. Understanding what these changes may cause, and how to stay safe in Mind, Body, and Spirit will keep help to keep us healthy.

MIND:

✓  Anxiety may increase which can result in decreased sleep, productivity, or socialization.

✓  Boredom may lead to depression, increased isolation, or loss of self-satisfaction.

✓  Change – One project at a time, learn a new hobby, revisit a beloved hobby, and continue Daily Devotionals.

BODY:

✓  Sedentary Days may decrease muscle mass – causing weakness and loss of balance.

✓  Insomnia may decrease ability to concentrate or stay productive. The body requires deep sleep for healing and renewal.

✓  Change – decrease napping, increase movement as much as possible, and practice good sleep practices (decrease lighting, no screen time (the blue light will “WAKE” up the mind), and keep your sleep schedule as much as possible), and remember your prayer life.

SPIRIT:

✓  Church Attendance may not be possible in person,

✓  Bible Study may not be in person

✓  Change attend Church and Bible Study online as often as

possible. Online meetings for Bible Study will decrease the isolation and feed our Spirit.

✓  Anxiety may increase which can result in decreased sleep, productivity, or socialization.

✓  Boredom may lead to depression, increased isolation, or loss of self-satisfaction.

✓  Change – One project at a time, learn a new hobby, revisit a beloved hobby, and continue Daily Devotionals.

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Hope Knight MS, RN, Parish Nurse Oklahoma District Representative

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