Faith & Health News and Updates

  • ‘It’s an awesome way to get my day started.’

    Cindy Novak

    Thank you, Lashondria Purnell, Faith Community Nurse with Advocate Aurora Health, for leading a prayer line.  Hear how it has had a positive impact on Eva, one of the participants: When I think of what the prayer line means to me, I think of the scripture Matthew 18:20, For where two or three are gathered Read More

  • Faith, in the setting of Advance Care Planning—Barrier or Facilitator?

    Cindy Novak

    By Shawndra Ferrell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN Advance Care Planning What it is—What it isn’t. Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process, not an event. Foundational to this process are the following questions: If you were to experience a medical crisis, who speaks for you (your proxy)? When should they make decisions? What should they Read More

  • ‘Love from a Distance’

    Cindy Novak

    Thanks to the Member-to-Member outreach program at two Kenosha, Wis., congregations, members have received encouragement and a new sense of connection. Sue Quever, faith community nurse at Lord of Life Lutheran Church and St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, began the program in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic. “So many of our members Read More

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