Healthy communities: good mission, good sense. Holistic approach is the key
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Healthy communities
Abstract: 

Catholic healthcare's mission is keeping people healthy, and providers must listen closely to determine their needs in these fast-paced, stressful times. In a society preoccupied with technology and acute care, which has the least overall impact on people's health, providers must implement more preventive strategies. The shift to promoting community health will require diverse, creative approaches. Catholic facilities must offer holistic healing, becoming community resources for children and the elderly. Religious institutes also must prepare for the laity's increasing role in the ministry. Providers must develop initiatives that define Catholic healthcare, such as the Welfare-to-Work Program in St. Louis, which offers women employment opportunities and benefits as a starting point to gain control of their lives. With increased school collaboration, nurses can help children develop good health habits. The guiding vision must be the health of the whole person and the community. Catholic providers must restore public trust and confidence by emphasizing person-centered healthcare. Only by becoming an integral part of the community can Catholic healthcare make a difference in people's lives.

Author(s): 
Ryan, M. J.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Health Prog
Publication Date: 
1997-12
Publication Year: 
1997
Pages: 
31-34
Volume: 
78
Issue: 
6
ISSN: 
0882-1577
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 10174483

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. J. Ryan. 1997-12. "Healthy communities: good mission, good sense. Holistic approach is the key." Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.) 78: 6: 31-34.

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