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Collaboration of a Model Osteoporosis Prevention and Management Program in a Faith Community

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This article describes the collaborative efforts of a parish nurse, family nurse practitioner, and a registered dietitian in a faith-based setting to address the women's health issue of osteoporosis. A model for education and treatment including lifestyle changes, nutrition, and pharmacological therapies is discussed. The whole person perspective of prevention and management for women with this chronic disease is explored. Implications for practice and education for women across the life span are described.

Keywords: osteoporosisparish nursehealth promotion

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: MS, RN, is a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. 2: MS, RD, is a diabetes clinical consultant at Medtronic Diabetes, Ann Arbor/Kalamazoo, MI. 3: APRN-BC, is an assistant professor at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT.

Publication date: 2010-03-01

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