Faith Community Nursing Resources

Book Recommendations

“I just finished reading a book that I think is a good resource for caregivers of elderly parents. It is The Gift of Caring: Saving our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare by Marcy Cottrell Houle and Elizabeth Eckstrom. Dr. Eckstrom was quoted in an article in Sunday’s StarTribune about the shortage of geriatricians. The book alternates first person experiences by Marcy Cottrell Houle, who had care-giving journeys with both parents, with Dr. Eckstrom’s commentary about what is needed at each of the care-giving stages.”
– Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, RN, University Professor of Nursing Emerita, Bethel University

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

A Book of Prayers
by Arthur A. R. Nelson.
“This book is helpful to keep handy because it has prayers for almost any occasion. If you don’t have it yet, I surely recommend you pick one up!”
-Jessica Drecktrah, MHA, MN, RN, FCN