JOURNAL ARTICLE

Using community-based participatory research in parish nursing: a win-win situation!

Lynn A Maitlen, Amie M Bockstahler, Anne E Belcher
Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship 2012, 29 (4): 222-7
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Parish nurses contribute to community health through the expertise and programming they provide to and through faith communities. Application of community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles helps develop, implement, and evaluate effective community interventions. University graduate students partnered with a Hospital Parish Nurse Program (HPNP) in an urban community to provide assessment data in a CBPR project that led the HPNP to focus resources and interventions on high obesity rates. The HPNP utilized data to write grant proposals to expand community services to impact obesity.

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