The purpose of the 2018 CMFnz Conference Reflect: stories of hope was to promote living wholeheartedly for Christ in our daily lives and our medical practice, and foster fellowship and community building between researchers, practitioners, and students.
The conference was designed for reflection, refreshment, fellowship and discussion. Our key speaker was Dr Ian Bissett, who explored the theme Stories of Hope with us through his own journey, and Dr Rosemary Dewerse lead us in devotional sessions focussed on Mary, mother of Jesus. There was a range of great seminars which enriched our lives and practice, and some great connections made with friends and colleagues from all over New Zealand. For more information, reflect back using our Conference Booklet.
Recordings of Ian's sessions will be available soon.
Thank-you to all who participated in our 2017 National Conference. A review, as well as podcasts and photos are still available here.
Saline equips healthcare professionals to impact their workplace for Christ by being SALT and LIGHT.
This is a training process that disciples, trains, and coaches healthcare workers to skillfully and confidently assess where a patient is in their journey towards faith in Christ.
The training provides practical tools to help a Christian demonstrate the love and reality of Jesus in healthcare, all with permission, sensitivity and respect. Within the training, five main questions are addressed:
- Why is faith important to healthcare?
- What are the opportunities and barriers to fulfilling God's call?
- What is my role?
- What are the tools I can use to cultivate, sow and harvest?
- Where do we go from here?
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In June 2017, David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill was drawn from the ballot. This Bill is now proceeding through to the Justice Select Committee - CMFnz presented a written submission, and is presenting an oral submission in June. If you can attend the oral submission, we would welcome your support! Contact Tania Jones.
All written submissions will be available to the public. We think medical euthanasia is dangerous for both patients and our country as a whole. Read more about the current public debate around legalising it and what we've said. We encourage our members to read this Health Select Committee’s Report and meet with your local MPs to discuss the dangers and your thoughts directly. Sign up to the Doctor's Say No campaign to register your objection.
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