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Spotlight: Winter 2018

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editorial

Welcome to the fifth edition of Spotlight, CMF's magazine for nurses and midwives. It's exciting to join in God's ministry and seeing a new work, a CMF nursing fellowship in the UK, being established and growing. We love to hear your feedback and stories of how CMF is helping you...

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changing the world: one nurse at a time

How do you change the world? One person at a time, goes the adage. According to a report published in October of last year by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health (APPGH), the answer is one nurse a time. 1 Actually, it is much more than one nurse at...

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CMF International Track

The CMF International Track is an 18 month course designed to help people explore their role in healthcare international mission. As a midwife, I have always been excited at the thought of my skills being transferable on an international level. Not just because it would allow me to experience different...

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nursing out of your comfort zone: Iraq and Lebanon

With an interest in the Middle East, I took the opportunity to go to Iraq and Lebanon with a CMF team and see the work that Health Outreach to the Middle East (HOME) do with refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs). The aim of the trip was to learn more...

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building hope through education

The accommodation for the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Dhaka, Bangladesh is simple but from the beginning we were able to invest in computers, textbooks, simulation models and enough space to house the original 40 students. Now numbers have grown to 400 and in September 2017 the foundations for...

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on the frontline

What area of nursing are you in? Paediatric. Why did you choose this speciality? I've always loved working with children. What motivates you in your job? I suppose I really want to glorify God through my work and I want the families...

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because life is precious, we care

My name is Bethany Holt. I am a registered midwife and graduated from Cardiff University, Wales, in 2013. I have been volunteering at Mercy Maternity Center in Davao, Mindanao, since September 2016. Mercy, a stand-alone birth centre also known as a charity 'lying in clinic', was incorporated in 1996 and...

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The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

Monarch Books 19 June 2015 £10.98 336 pp ISBN: 9780857216885Reviewed by Rosie Houseman, a qualified nurse on our International Track The Hospital by the River follows the journey of gynaecologists Reg and Catherine Hamlin, who find their passion working with fistulae victims in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This; inspiring book guides you through their Australian upbringing,...

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Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold-Climate Cultures

McDougal Publishing Company, 2000 £6.96 128 pp ISBN: 978-1581580228 Reviewed by Elsi Wall, midwifery student on our International Track I really enjoyed this book, and found it helpful in shaping my understanding of the differences between cultures. The author has lived in various cultures, and includes many of her personal experiences in her explanations....

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