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nucleus: autumn 2000

Editorial

Have you ever wondered why you took up medicine; why you spend your days dissecting bodies, reciting mnemonics, dreaming of seeing the letters ‘Dr’ in front of your name and falling asleep over medical textbooks? Do you find yourself struggling to get to CU, Christian medics’ society, church and midweek...

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Physician Assisted Suicide

But surely a patient has the right to choose whether or not they want to die?' 'It's just an act of compassion.' 'You're condemning people to remain in pain if you don't help them to die.' In a society that exalts the rights of the individual, and crucially the individual's...

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Do Not Resuscitate?

Fifty-two year old Jill Baker, who has cancer, was alarmed to discover a ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) order on her notes during treatment for septicaemia. She had no idea it had been put in place. [1] In the last year, Age Concern, a group concerned with the rights of older...

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News Review

Junior doctors' hours and pay Ireland avoids strikes Frozen eggs to be used in IVF Cloned embryo research a possibility Insurance firms may demand genetic testing Changes to sex education Morning-after pill free to schoolgirls Abortion rates rise after Y2K Down's syndrome patients denied transplants Surrogate refuses abortion Terminally ill...

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Hinduism

In terms of the number of adherents, Hinduism is the largest religion in Asia. It is India’s major faith, with 80% of the population being Hindu. In Great Britain the 1991 census revealed that there were 400,000 Hindus resident in this country. The figure today is probably a lot higher....

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Wanted! - Workers for God's Kingdom

Twelve years ago I met a recently qualified Indian doctor. God had called her to work in the poorest slums of Delhi. Because she obeyed God Kiran Martin’s famous programme now cares for 200,000 residents in over 30 slum colonies. There are thousands of other places needing programmes the same...

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Jesus on Ward Rounds

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

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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A Cloud of Witnesses - Ten Great Christian Thinkers

Theology is a word that strikes fear into the heart of many and induces narcolepsy in others. It needn’t be so. For a Christian, what topic could be more stimulating than studying the character of God and the nature of his workings with mankind? Granted, we can be put off...

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Differential Diagnosis 32

Naaman is described as suffering from a ‘sâra’at’, the Hebrew word for a skin condition causing ritual uncleanness.[1] There is no description of Naaman’s actual features, but we do know that he was still able to appear in person before the king of Aram. Also we are told that due...

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Know Your Bible 34

Answers The human body is described as a tent (2 Pet 1:13) as it is temporary, a seed (1 Cor 15:42) as it will be transformed remarkably after death, and as a temple in the case of the believer (1 Cor 6:19) as it is honoured by God’s indwelling. Hezekiah’s...

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