Faith Community Nursing

An International Specialty Practice Changing the Understanding of Health

  • P. Ann Solari-Twadell
  • Deborah Jean Ziebarth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Changing the Understanding of Health: Foundational Implications for Faith Community Nursing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Chase, P. Ann Solari-Twadell
      Pages 3-15
    3. Annette Toft Langdon, Sharon T. Hinton
      Pages 17-32
    4. Deborah Jean Ziebarth, P. Ann Solari-Twadell
      Pages 33-49
    5. Deborah Jean Ziebarth, P. Ann Solari-Twadell
      Pages 51-73
  3. Changing the Understanding of Health: Education and Faith Community Nursing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Susan Jacob, P. Ann Solari-Twadell
      Pages 77-88
    3. Donna Callaghan, Judy Ann Shackelford
      Pages 89-101
    4. P. Ann Solari-Twadell, Ameldia R. Brown
      Pages 103-118
    5. Kathryn A. Dykes, Felicia Dawn Stewart
      Pages 119-130
  4. Changing the Understanding of Health: Faith Community Nursing Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Helen Anne Wordsworth
      Pages 133-144
    3. Faith Roberts, Kathie Blanchfield
      Pages 145-165
    4. Glenn Scott Morris
      Pages 167-177
    5. Wendy Zimmerman, Jennifer Cooper
      Pages 193-209
  5. Changing the Understanding of Health: Professional Organizational Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Lisa M. Zerull, P. Ann Solari-Twadell
      Pages 213-226
    3. P. Ann Solari-Twadell, Maureen M. Daniels
      Pages 227-235
    4. Alyson J. Breisch, Marlene Feagan
      Pages 237-242
    5. Andrea Mercer West, Beverly Siegrist
      Pages 243-252
  6. Changing the Health of Nations: Issues and Trends in Faith Community Nursing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Deborah Jean Ziebarth, P. Ann Solari-Twadell
      Pages 263-274
    3. P. Ann Solari-Twadell, Deborah Jean Ziebarth
      Pages 275-286
    4. Deborah Ziebarth
      Pages 297-312
    5. Angela E. Glaser, Dia D. Campbell-Detrixhe
      Pages 323-340
    6. P. Ann Solari-Twadell, Deborah Jean Ziebarth
      Pages 341-356
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-368

About this book


A multi-authored book, with editors and authors who are leaders in Faith Community Nursing (FCN) that aims to address contemporary issues in faith-based, whole person, community based health offering cost effective, accessible, patient centered care along the patient continuum while challenging contemporary health policy to include more health promotion services.  

Twenty-five chapters take the reader from a foundational understanding of this historic grass-roots movement to the present day international specialty nursing practice. The book is structured into five sections that describe both the historical advancement of the Faith Community Nursing, its current implications and future challenges, taking into account the perspectives of the pastor, congregation, nurse, health care system and public health national and international organizations. 

The benefits of this book are that it is intended for a mixed audience including lay, academic, medical professionals or health care executives. By changing the mindset of the reader to see the nurse as more than providing illness care, the faith community as more than a place one goes to on Sunday and health as more than physical, creative alternatives for promoting health emerge through Faith Community Nursing. 


Faith Community Nursing Parish Nursing Health promotion Whole Person Care Nursing Practice Spiritual Care Disease prevention

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Herzing University, Nursing Program ChairBrookfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16125-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16126-2
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