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Can Somebody Call a Doctor? Building a Rationale for International Faith-Based Telemedicine

By Donald Thompson MD, MPH & TM In many international ministry settings, you as the ex-pat are seen as the medical expert, whether you are medically trained or not. While you might be a highly accomplished doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or community health worker, often pastors, church planters, evangelists, or project managers are sought out as “the medical experts.” In spite ...

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Could You Put On Your Doctor's Hat? Building a Rationale for International Faith-Based Telemedicine

This blog builds the case for International Faith-Based Telemedicine and invites you to participate in what is sure to be a significant component of tomorrow's International Healthcare Delivery System

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Announcing a new way to level-up your short-term trip program: Missions Made Simple

Announcing a new way to level-up your short-term trip program with a digital course in missions: Missions Made Simple

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Healthcare Education as a Challenge and Opportunity for Mission Hospitals and Universities

Dr. James D. Smith, whose medical career was as an Otolaryngologist in an Academic setting, talks about healthcare education as a challenge and opportunity for mission hospitals and universities

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Incorporating the Principles for Responsible and Impactful Missionary Work

In this post, Marcia Grand Ortega discusses Incorporating the Principles for Responsible and Impactful Missionary Work.

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Spiritual Interventions in Patient Care

Walt Larimore takes a look at spiritual interventions in patient care. Read or listen to his talk in this post.

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Working To Stay Ahead Of The Curve

Ten days ago, Alabama reported that they had zero confirmed cases of COVID-19. When pressed, it turns out that Alabama had done almost no testing. This inspired Dr. Robert Record, CEO for Christ Health Center (CHC) in Birmingham, to take the initiative to find testing for their patients. Last week Christ Health Center, in partnership with Church of the Highlands and a local testing lab, opened ...

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A Practical Guide to Help in Battling Addiction

Helping someone battling addiction requires difficult decisions. Through real-life examples, listeners can find a nugget of hope in the midst of the devastating effects of addiction.

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Understanding The Timeā€¦ Knowing What To Do

There is a story in the Old Testament about the tribes of Israel coming to David before he was made king. Each tribe was described by their skill set. The skill set of the smallest tribe stands out most to me: the sons of Issachar, who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” This pandemic of both virus and fear needs us to be sons of Issachar—understanding th...

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A Prayer Journey Through A Global Pandemic

Fear and panic seem to be running rampant across the globe as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc in one continent, country, and community at a time. As healthcare professionals and missionaries, many of us will be on the front lines battling this pandemic, caring for the sick and vulnerable. As believers in Christ, we have the amazing opportunity to stand boldly in faith and dispel fear and pan...

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