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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

CJON 2015, 19(2), 136 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.136

I would like to thank authors Judy Shackelford, Diana Weyhenmeyer, and Linda Mabus (2014) for bringing attention to the important role faith community nurses (FCNs) play in preventive and screening services in communities that may be underserved or lack strong medical connections. As the authors discuss, individuals who live in rural communities may not readily access preventive care. Because FCNs often have a personal and long-term relationship with congregants by working directly within these communities, they are in a unique position to encourage medical screenings, promote wellness, and facilitate early treatment and management of disease.

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