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Hallmarks for Healthcare (triple helix - autumn 2000)

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, 'Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?' He said to him, 'What is written in the law? How do you read?' And he answered, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,...

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Jesus on Ward Rounds (nucleus - autumn 2000)

The NHS can be a difficult place for a Christian to work. Why do so many junior doctors appear to lose their faith as they make the transition from being a medical student to part of the work-force? It may be because they have lost their perspective on what it...

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Career Choices (nucleus - autumn 2000)

Medicine is a well-paid secure profession with many opportunities for a varied career, but it can also be practised selfishly in a non-Christian manner. If you are not careful, it can become your god. On the other hand, medicine is a wonderful opportunity to serve others. It is very humbling...

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Testimonies from medical school (nucleus - summer 2000)

Giving the reason I have been struck by how powerfully God works to provide us with evangelism opportunities if we will only pray and then watch out for them! I can think of several examples in my own life that bear this out strongly. I am a fourth year clinical student...

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cmf file 5 (1999) - the ethics of caring ()

'If caring were enough, anyone could be a nurse' read a 1990's American nurse recruitment advertisement. It promoted nursing as an intellectual, science-based profession rather than a caring-based profession. The implication is that caring is no longer valued within our society. But if that really is the case, why...

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Medical School - A danger to your Faith! (nucleus - winter 1998)

Introduction Many of my Christian friends at medical school have now lost their faith entirely. Others are not as strong in their faith as they once were. Why should this be? What part does medical training play in the 'derailment' process? This is an issue that desperately needs highlighting among Christian...

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Medical Student Debt (nucleus - spring 1998)

The scale of the problem Dr Sandy Macara, chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council, has reported that the average graduating medical student leaves with a total debt of £6,758 - nearly twice that of the average student.[1] This figure has been increasing steadily for the last few years and...

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Words from the Wards (nucleus - winter 1996)

My house officer year has been my hardest year ever. I have worked harder and longer and been more tired and bad tempered than ever before. I've wished patients dead, wanted to hit colleagues and considered destroying my bleep on several occasions. More than once, I've thought about giving up...

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Submission from CMF to the 'Core Values Initiative' of the Medical Profession (05/07/1995)

Introduction Christian Medical Fellowship is interdenominational and has as members well over 4,000 British doctors who are Christians and who desire their personal and professional lives to be governed by...
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Housejobs - a Year of Drought? (nucleus - summer 1994)

In planning this article it has been good to reflect on my 12 months as a house-officer. I clearly remember feelings of I'll never survive!' as I contemplated the prospect in my final year, particularly knowing that sleep was towards the top of my list of favourite pastimes. What I...

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