Parish Nursing

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 771

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Parish Nursing is a developing ministry in the UK that promotes whole person health care with individuals and communities, through local churches. The unit reviews the ways in which spiritual care is currently understood within the British healthcare system and then looks at ways of re-defining health from the perspective of Christian theology. The unit is of interest to Parish nurses, Parish nurse coordinators and educators; ministers who wish to engage Parish nurses as part of their ministry teams; and to health professionals who want to understand more about the spiritual dimension of Health care. Students will be encouraged to visit a variety of Christian churches.

Aims

To provide an opportunity for critical and theological reflection upon the theology and practice of Parish Nursing and to consider the implications of this for the ministry and mission of the church in the local context.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • evaluate the understandings of spiritual care within the broader healthcare context in Britain
  • articulate a theological basis for the place of whole-person health care within the mission of the local church
Intellectual skills
  • develop and defend a Christian theological rationale for the place of spiritual care within health care
  • identify and critically evaluate cultural factors affecting whole-person health care in the local context
  • provide a critical evaluation of health needs in a particular community
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • reflect critically and theologically upon the practice of Parish Nursing

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
    Summative:
    • A reflective learning journal
    • An essay

    3000 words
    3000 words

    50%
    50%
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    Parish Nursing

    MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
    Course Unit 771

    Credits:

    30

    Level:

    7

    Hours of Learning:

    300

    Tutor:

    Dr H.A. Wordsworth with Dr Steve F. Latham

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