From Anglican Taonga
Faith Community Nursing will hold its 12th annual national conference in Christchurch from midday Friday to Sunday, 21-23 September, concluding with lunch. The venue is Sonoda House at Canterbury University.
The focus of the conference is appropriate to Christchurch – ‘Being called together to bind the brokenhearted: sustaining resilience when hope is wavering.'
A retreat led by two spiritual directors will occur on Friday when there will be opportunity for contemplation amid the beauty of the Ilam gardens.
Educational input includes exploring the theology of suffering and hope. The conference will conclude with a service led by the Tongan community.
This conference is for all nurses interested in bridging faith and health in the community. Faith nurses will share their stories.
[Editor's Note: The New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association (NZFCNA) is a national ecumenical organisation for Christian nurses working within their own faith communities.
NZFCNA is a registered charitable society. It aims to support, train and provide networks for faith community nurses within New Zealand and links with parish nurses internationally. NZFCNA is a professional organisation providing information regarding standards of care required within this specialised form of nursing.
Faith Community Nursing (also known as Parish Nursing) is a model of holistic health care, requiring a currently registered nurse with spiritual maturity.
Faith community nurses provide primary health care in rural or urban settings as a form of mission from their supporting churches or Christian organisation. They promote faith and spirituality as an effective and essential aspect of health care and wellness.]