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  • Parish Nursing Ministry
    our lives There is diversity in values based on our background goals interests responsibilities and religious faith Values can and do change Some values we can easily identify others may not be so clear Values can also be conflicting Conflict means that we have to set priorities we have to determine which values are non negotiable For example will you avoid the truth in order to protect a friend If

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/abundant%20life.htm (2016-02-13)
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    young children and often their contribution goes unnoticed They are living the servant role modeled by Christ This role can be very rewarding but also extremely demanding Family caregivers often feel selfish even thinking about taking time for themselves but this is both a right and a necessity Even Jesus got tired and spent time alone with God to renew Himself If you find yourself often feeling tired depressed guilty anxious lonely frustrated or angry you may be heading for burnout The following suggestions from U C Observer may help prevent your own health from breaking down Eat nutritious meals get adequate rest and exercise Take time to relax cup of tea hot bath book each day Keep in touch with friends family church Focus on what s important to you get rid of non priorities Accept the reality of your situation you can t wish it away Take one day at a time so you don t get overwhelmed Recognize that you are doing your best Accept your feelings even the negative ones Don t try to do everything yourself Let others help Talk with others in similar situations Support each other Use respite services available in the community

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/caregivers%20need%20care.htm (2016-02-13)
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    peak all the time The descent to the valley is extremely painful Empty places at the family table devastating illness broken relationships poverty and want whatever has broken our lives makes a mockery of Christmas celebrations The pageants and carols serve only to remind us of our loneliness pain and isolation If this is how we feel however we are missing a central point of the Christmas story The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it John 1 5 The original Christmas story features an unwed pregnant teenager who travelled with her betrothed for three days on a donkey away from home and support to give birth not in a hospital home or palace but in a stable Now there is darkness for you Clearly God is not an obstetrician or He would have arranged things differently God chose to come into the darkness to show us that He is with us through our darkest times In the middle ground where most of us live most of our lives Christmas frequently is a romanticized fiction promoted by retailers and advertisers We must buy the newest toys for the children wear the latest fashions decorate our houses and entertain lavishly Our efforts to live up to these unrealistic images can leave us cranky exhausted and guilt ridden that somehow we have not managed to provide for our families the kind of Christmas we remember as children We need to consider that this version of Christmas is far removed from God s original intention When the things that we do to celebrate God with us get in the way of our enjoying God s presence then we need to reconsider our priorities What meaning does all this have for our well being Our brains turn the way

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/christmashope.htm (2016-02-13)
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    through this season when I seem to be so out of step with everyone else Some of us may be facing an empty chair at the Christmas dinner table while others may be dining alone Christmas without those closest to us can be the loneliest most painful time of the year Still others may be overwhelmed with the stress of endless shopping and socializing especially in the current economic situation

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/dreaming%20of%20blue%20christmas.htm (2016-02-13)
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    t heat our homes cook a meal communicate with the outside world or see to carry on activities during the long dark nights A lack of fuel may also interfere with home heating and cooking as well as with transportation to work stores etc When we go to the grocery store we expect the shelves to be well stocked with the items we need When we turn on the tap we expect to get clean water for drinking cooking and washing How will we manage during periods of time when these goods and services may not be available Whose job is it anyway to make sure that we have the things we need Society has a responsibility to develop plans for providing needed services to its citizens under abnormal conditions but we share this responsibility in terms of planning our own response to unexpected situations The Tri Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry TC PNM which now involves four congregations Iona St Cyprian s St Christopher s and Trinity Mandarin is actively involved in planning designed to help the churches and their individual members be ready for potential future emergencies e g influenza pandemic Over the course of the next few months

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/emergencypreparedness.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Truth Healing and Reconciliation God is faithful and consistent and represents eternal values against which we can check our plans and actions In the Old Testament Micah 6 8 states What does the Lord require of you To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God In the New Testament John 3 16 tells us that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life Having a set of eternal values to guide us does not automatically make life easy for us We still regularly face situations in which value conflicts arise You know that a friend is being abused by her husband and you fear for her safety but she doesn t want to report it officially You find out that your child has been involved in vandalism at school You know that you should report it but are afraid that he will fail the year if he is suspended In a world whose gods are money power science technology and pleasure those without a faith are driven by relative values and situation ethics How difficult it must

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/faith%20and%20values.htm (2016-02-13)
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    any age we can have a fall but the risk factors and harmful consequences increase as we age Visual impairments joint stiffness balance problems and fragile bones put the elderly at significant risk for broken bones from a fall So do we hibernate over winter afraid to go anywhere Absolutely not Some basic safety precautions can help protect us while we enjoy life Outdoor Safety Young people are most at risk from winter sports but these activities are key to enjoying the season Make sure your clothing provides warmth protection and good visibility Keep equipment in good shape When you are getting tired stop Judgement is impaired and reflexes are slower when you re tired Older people are at great risk from falls on icy streets The beautiful blanket of snow can hide uneven ground surfaces and ice Walk on bare surfaces where possible focus on where you re stepping take smaller steps and use handrails canes or someone s arm over difficult spots Stay in if it s too icy Indoor Safety Use grab bars and rubber mats in the bathtub Keep pathways clear of small objects and scatter rugs Use floor mats with nonskid backing Use nightlights for

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/fall%20savvy%20winter%20saftety.htm (2016-02-13)
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    couldn t happen to us but it can to any of us Some things to watch for and question High pressure sales tactics from door to door electricity or gas retailers Secret formula miracle cures They don t work A voice on the telephone which says You have won but then you have to pay for shipping If it were true you wouldn t have to pay to collect it Just happen to be in the neighbourhood home repairs Ask family and friends for recommendations Some people according to police may go up on your roof and actually cause damage before they show you or go up there and do nothing Strangers who want to inspect your driveway or say The price is only good for today or people who want you to sign a contract Pushy vacuum cleaner sales people who come to your door Compare prices before buying anything The scratch and win card delivered to your door which says you re a winner and you should call a 1 900 number This could result in huge phone bills Pitch the card in the garbage Ads that say full time pay for part time work from home or

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/Fraud%20Protection.htm (2016-02-13)
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