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CMF eNewsletter 2012 #12

Published: 28th September 2012

Pray for doctors

Healthcare Sunday 2012 is on 21 October. Ask to show this two-minute video at your church or in your small group and ask people to pray for doctors and other healthcare workers.

Support medical students

Help medical students to connect, learn and serve. Pass on these new CMF videos to anyone you know who is starting medical school this autumn.

Encourage trainee nurses

Watch these top tips from Christian Nurses and Midwives (CNM) for freshers' starting nursing training. Pass it on to the nurses you know.

Temporary opportunity to work at CMF

CMF has a vacancy for an administrator for the International Medical Students Conference. An application form and job description can be found here.

Christian New Media Awards

Peter Saunders, CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, has had his personal blog 'Christian Medical Comment' shortlisted in the 'People's Choice' category. If you would like to vote for him you can do so here.

Keep in touch with issues at the interface of faith and medicine. Here are links to the latest CMF blog posts:

Dutch-style legislation

The Liberal Democrats' conference debated and backed a motion on 'medically assisted dying' - Dutch-style legislation which could lead to 13,000 British euthanasia deaths annually. Read the answers given to specific questions to Coalition MPs in a recent poll.

Euthanasia now accounts for 2.8% of all Dutch deaths

Patients with dementia and psychiatric illnesses included as Dutch euthanasia cases rise steeply. Read our analysis.

What do Ludwig van Beethoven and Justin Bieber have in common?

Justin Bieber - a living example of the sanctity of human life. Read more.

Warning to UK – Oregon Health Plan steers patients towards suicide

If assisted suicide were to be legalised in Britain, the taxpayer will pay for a patient to die, but not to live. Peter Saunders reports.

BBC article on 'gay therapies' is simplistic and misleading

The available evidence and a detailed analysis of this complex issue is available in the CMF booklet 'Unwanted same sex attraction: Issues of pastoral and counselling support'. Read the blog post here.

Catherine Butcher

Head of Communications

Christian Medical Fellowship

For further information:

Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

Media Enquiries:

Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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