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Introduction

  • Do you have questions about faith at work?
  • Is expressing my faith legal?
  • Is it practical?
  • Do I have time?
  • Would I get into trouble?
  • How can I get involved?

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'. Saline Solution is a day course designed to help Christian healthcare professionals bring Christ and his good news into their 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 healthcare professionals encourage colleagues and patients to move one step closer to a relationship with God, through recognising opportunities to reach them with his gospel, with due respect and sensitivity.

If you are interested in having a conference in your area please contact Stephanie Moss (CMF Associate Staffworker for Workplace Evangelism) via our contact form.

Find out more about Saline Solution in Bob Snyder and Diane Vescovi's Triple Helix article and through the Saline Process Online Training (SPOT) website.

For details of current Saline events, please see our events page.

Outline programme

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

References

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


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