Every Christian health professional has a unique opportunity to improve their patients' physical and spiritual health, but many feel frustrated by the challenge of integrating faith and practice within time constraints and legal obligations.
However, the medical literature increasingly recognises the important link between spirituality and health (1) and GMC guidelines approve discussion of faith issues with patients provided that it is done appropriately and sensitively (2).
Christians are called to be 'the salt of the earth' flavouring life with grace and truth. Saline Solution is a day course designed to help Christian healthcare professionals bring Christ into every day work. It has helped hundreds become more comfortable and adept at practising medicine that addresses the needs of the whole person.
The course is aimed at helping Christian doctors and other healthcare professionals recognise God-given opportunities to demonstrate Christian love and concern.
There has been an enthusiastic response wherever CMF has held a Saline Solution day conference. If you are interested in having a conference in your area please contact Pablo Fernandez (CMF Head of Graduate Ministries) via our contact form.
Find out more about Saline Solution in Bob Snyder and Diane Vescovi's Triple Helix article.
For details of current Saline events, please see our events page.
09.30 - Registration
10.00 - Session 1 - Why is faith important in healthcare? What are the opportunities and barriers to fulfilling God's call?
11.30 - Coffee
11.45 - Session 2 - What is my part?
13.15 - Lunch
14.00 - Session 3 - What other tools will help me cultivate and sow?
15.30 - Tea
15.45 - Session 4 - Where do I go from here?
16.30 - End
1. Spiritual values and skills are increasingly recognised as necessary aspects of clinical care: Culliford L. 'Spirituality and Clinical Care.' BMJ 2002; 325:1434-5
2. Personal beliefs and medical practice - guidance for doctors. GMC April 2013