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Parish Nurse Health Ministry

Call or text (253)279-2387

email: parishnurse@fedwaycc.org

The Parish Nurse is back from maternity leave!

See below for upcoming blood pressure clinic dates and other health information.

If you have a resource that you think would be valuable to the community, please send an

email to Corinne, RN at parishnurse@fedwaycc.org

to have it added to this webpage.

I just learned about a new service

Dispatch Health (affiliated with MultiCare). They have a team of ER-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants that will COME TO YOUR HOME!

You can request care through their website https://www.dispatchhealth.com/

mobile app (free on both Android & Apple)

or by calling (253)271-9720.

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Church Health Reader Magazine (click the titles to read the articles)

FIVE WISHES An advance directive in everyday language

GOD’S GOOD GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN Stewardship and care of the body

MEAL PLANNING AND PREPPING TIPS Be ready to cook healthy meals

THE MISSION OF GOD IN TIMES OF PAIN Course corrections to the unseen path

CONGREGATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH A review of The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention by Rachael A. Keefe


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know your numbers!

Next blood pressure clinic:

October 6 & 20

November 3 & 17

Meet in the small auditorium immediately following morning worship service for a FREE blood pressure check from Corinne, RN.

There is a LOT of information on this page... keep scrolling... 

You will find

-community events

-BP clinic information

-Parish nurse contact info & a description of the role

-internet resources (including mental health, crisis clinic, and "Where to Turn" resource guide)

-events calendar

upcoming community events:

(KEEP SCROLLING OR CLICK ON CALENDAR BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)


Hello!

My name is Corinne Stevens, and I am the Parish Nurse for The Church of Christ at Federal Way. 

what is a parish nurse?

A Parish Nurse (sometimes called a Faith Community Nurse) is a licensed Registered Nurse with specialty training to provide a health ministry to the congregation. The Parish Nurse offers a part-time, volunteer professional service to the congregation, focusing on wellness, wholeness, and support during health crises and life transitions. 

In other words...I am a healthcare resource for you, at no cost. If you have a medical concern or question, I will try to help you answer it or find someone who can.

why a parish nurse?

I truly believe all aspects of life influence each other, and all those parts together make us into amazing people created by God. I believe faith and prayer are just as important as diet and exercise. I believe stress is a very real thing and can negatively effect your health (I've lived through that). I believe anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness (also lived through that). I believe being still and quiet is as important as being interactive and fun. I am not perfect at these things, but I try to balance all the pieces of the puzzle... it is definitely a work in progress... and definitely sometimes puzzling. I would love to be a part of your journey if you feel the need for more life balance. 

My Background in Healthcare

I am a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in Washington State, with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from Pacific Lutheran University. I also have specialty certifications in Adult Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) and Faith Community Nursing (FCN). I have been a Registered Nurse since 2006, and also worked as a nurse's aide for 9 years before I earned my RN. I have spent most of my RN years working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Educational Information:

Please email Corinne if you would like a printable version of any of the materials above. parishnurse@fedwaycc.org


Parish Nurse contact info & availability:

For 2019, I am focusing on my webpage for community resources/ information, and individual needs as requested. I am not at the church often, outside of Sundays, as I am taking care of my 2 babies at home and working at night.

Call/text (253)279-2387 or Email parishnurse@fedwaycc.org


how to use parish nurse services

I am available to advise and guide you to resources and listen to your concerns. For example, you may leave the doctor's office or be discharged from the hospital thinking you understand your instructions, but realize you don't once you get home. Instead of pretending you know what to do, call the Parish Nurse! Can't remember how to give yourself those insulin shots? Call the Parish Nurse! Want a quick blood pressure check? Call the Parish Nurse! Think you might need to go to the doctor for something that's been bothering you, but you're not sure? You've got it...call the Parish Nurse!

Now a few things to keep in mind...

I do not replace your primary care physician.

I am not a home health nurse.

I am not a therapist.

I am not a preacher/ minister. 

I am a free healthcare resource. I have several years of bedside experience in both nursing homes and hospitals. While the majority of my working experience is with the critically ill, my passion has developed into preventative and holistic forms of healthcare.

I purely work on a volunteer (and part time) basis as the Parish Nurse because a couple years ago I felt a huge pull on my heart, a calling from God, to do this work.

...this is a repeat of what I said at the beginning of this page:

I truly believe all aspects of life influence each other, and all those parts together make us into amazing people created by God. I believe faith and prayer are just as important as diet and exercise. I believe stress is a very real thing and can negatively effect your health (I've lived through that). I believe anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness (also lived through that). I believe being still and quiet is as important as being interactive and fun. I am not perfect at these things, but I try to balance all the pieces of the puzzle... it is definitely a work in progress... and definitely sometimes puzzling. I would love to be a part of your journey if you feel the need for more life balance. 

How do I contact the Parish Nurse?

email: parishnurse@fedwaycc.org

call/text: (253)279-2387

Update from August 2019

Getting back into the swing of things…

I am finally getting around to updating this webpage & plan to resume Blood Pressure Clinic in the Fall (date TBD), after I get my oldest kid off to college. My babies are doing well! They are now about 3 months & 16 months old. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and patience. I am looking forward to getting things going again.

-Corinne, RN

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Learn more about Faith Community Nursing-  https://westberginstitute.org/faith-community-nursing/

Learn more about Faith Community Nursing- https://westberginstitute.org/faith-community-nursing/

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National Health Care Decisions Day www.nhdd.org

The Conversation Project https://theconversationproject.org/

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers, Counseling, & Support    https://startyourrecovery.org/treatment/rehab-centers/washington/seattle

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers, Counseling, & Support

https://startyourrecovery.org/treatment/rehab-centers/washington/seattle

Click here  for Alan Taylor's website ,   Mental Health Companionship , for mental health support and education.

Click here for Alan Taylor's website, Mental Health Companionship, for mental health support and education.

crisisclinic.org   24-HOUR CRISIS LINE:  866-4-CRISIS(866-427-4747)  KING COUNTY 2-1-1:  DIAL 2-1-1800-621-4636  (M-F 8am-6pm)  WA RECOVERY HELP LINE:  866-789-1511 (24/7)  TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546  (EVENINGS 6-10pm)

crisisclinic.org

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE:

866-4-CRISIS(866-427-4747)

KING COUNTY 2-1-1:

DIAL 2-1-1800-621-4636

(M-F 8am-6pm)

WA RECOVERY HELP LINE:

866-789-1511 (24/7)

TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546

(EVENINGS 6-10pm)

Click here  for the website by Nora Taylor,  Nora Cooks , for delicious plant based recipes for the whole family.

Click here for the website by Nora Taylor, Nora Cooks, for delicious plant based recipes for the whole family.