Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations to Enhance Positive Outcomes for Home-Bound SeniorsLinda Moore*
San Antonio School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Linda Moore
Ed.D., MSN, RN, Assistant Clinical Professor
Nursing, San Antonio School of Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center, United States
Tel: 210 286 8449
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 25, 2016; Accepted date: February 04, 2016; Published date: February 11, 2016
Citation: Moore L (2016) Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations to Enhance Positive Outcomes for Home-Bound Seniors. J Comm Pub Health Nursing 2:110. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000110
Copyright: © 2016 Moore L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This innovative pilot study consisted of initiating a clinical partnership between a faith-based institution and a single clinical group of nursing students in their final semester of a bachelor nursing program of study in south Texas. Following the goals of Healthy People 2020 of improving quality of life and promotion of healthy behaviors, nursing students made home visits to home-bound seniors who were members of the partnering faith-based organization. One of the goals of this pilot study demonstrated the importance of community engagement of nursing students with home-bound seniors that holistically enriched the lives of both the students and seniors.