The Parish Nurse is a liaison between the individual and their family, parish, and medical health system, promoting both physical and spiritual health care, and assisting with active health care issues. Care is given to balance faith, knowledge, and skills to help the individual reach an optimum sense of well-being. The Parish Nurse does not provide physical nursing care but instead works to assure that the medical and spiritual needs of parishioners are met through the gifts we each receive from the Holy Spirit. The Parish Nurse functions through the following seven roles: health educator, health counselor, referral agent, health advocate, facilitator of volunteers, developer of support groups, and integrator of faith and healing of mind, body and soul. If you would like to contact the Parish Nurse, please use the information provided below.
Linda M. Walsh, RN, BSN
It's National "Speak Out Against Domestic Violence" Weekend
Domestic violence has no barriers. It can happen within any family, independent of faith, race, creed, or socioeconomic status. It is about power and control by the abuser. It can take many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional/psychological, social, or financial. Most often there are three phases to the abuse cycle: tension, battering, and honeymoon. The only way to stop this is for both the victim(s) and the abuser to get help. This is available through a variety of services such as 24-hour hotlines, emergency shelters, transitional housing, case management, temporary protective orders, safety planning, counseling and support groups, and legal advice. For information or confidential assistance call the YWCA of NW Georgia at 770-427-3390, National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, or the Archdiocese of Atlanta at 770-920-7620. Break the silence and stop the cycle for yourself or someone you know.
Other Healthy Information From Around the Community
Blood Drives Save Lives! Please support our Knights of Columbus blood drive by donating this weekend on Sunday 10/15 in La Salette Hall from 8 am – 2 pm. Every pint counts!
Urgent donor needed! Recently we have learned of a parishioner in urgent need of a kidney transplant. If you or someone you know is interested in learning about possibly becoming a kidney donor and helping this family, please contact Mary Ann Fischer at 770-971-3785 or 770-337-1928. Organ donations save lives. Please prayerfully consider helping in this way.