Registrations are now open for the Christian Medical and Dental fellowship of Australia (CMDFA) National Graduates Conference for 2015. Our theme is Refreshment and Vision.
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We are excited that this year is the 4th time we've run Saline. If you came in 2012 you won't recognise the course! We've worked hard to make it really practical to the Australian context. This year we have new input after discussion with an AHPRA board member
In our western view of healthcare we may find expressing faith in practice difficult, with no guidelines as to what is acceptable practice and what is best for the well-being of our patients that are entrusted to our care.
International Saline is a course that has been developed by IHS, a team of international Christian medical organisations. The aim of this 1 day course is to equip healthcare professionals to approach their patients as spiritual beings & bring a compassionate, non-confrontational Christian witness. It incorporates upfront teaching, case studies, group discussion & personal reflection.
We will look at secular research data linking spirituality to health outcomes, what God calls us to in His Word & discuss professional boundaries &other concerns. We will learn skills for encouraging patients to talk about their faith history & ways we can communicate hope to them. This will be a great opportunity to learn together, think together & share your experiences, whether you’re brand new or an experienced healthcare professional.
We recognise that healthcare workers work in many different contexts, so this year we aim to apply this material to both procedural workers and general practice workers.
Who: ALL healthcare workers
When: Saturday 13th June, 9am – 2.30pm (Coffee and Registration starts 8:30am)
Where: Yokine Baptist Church, 50 Frape Ave YOKINE 6060
Cost: $20 graduates, $15 students (includes morning tea, lunch, and course material)
Registration form follows
Dr. James Wei
Medical Intern, Austin Hospital Melbourne
Amongst para-church organisations I have been part of, none is more cutting edge than the work of CMDFA. That is why I am a proud member of this community, and will do anything to see it succeed beyond the dreams of men.