Robin Kempster is a Registered Nurse with 28 years experience in the nursing field. As a Parish Nurse, her role is to integrate the practice of faith with the practice of nursing.
Her activities include an assessment to determine the health needs and concerns of the congregation, and then planning and implementing appropriate programs. This can include health education, health screenings, and referrals to community resources.Individual case management is provided on an as-needed basis.
The Parish Nurse can serve in a variety of other ways, from organizing medical equipment supplies donated to the church, linking with health professionals in the congregation, developing support groups, and providing health-related services to church groups.
All these activities support the belief that health is a journey towards well-being and is the interrelationship of body, mind and spirit.