The Invisible Patients Mission (IPM) is a Christ-centered ministry that exists to serve those invisible frail patients. A hidden population of frail and/or homebound individuals are unable to access spiritual care and health care due to a combination of chronic illness and functional impairment. Many homebound people are invisible to the church and health care providers. In East Asia, millions of frail patients have never heard of Jesus when their life journey comes to an end. If they can’t come to us, we go to them.
This home care program is located in a large city in East Asia. Although it is a comprehensive home care program, we also have shared offices and exam rooms at a new international medical center. We will provide both office-based and home-based care, but with home care as the focus of the ministry. The Gospel is presented to the patients and family, and prayer with them is encouraged. We provide care to both local residents and expatriates. The program also seeks to train local Christian providers to provide home-centered care. This country has about 40 million frail and/or disabled patients. And the number is increasing fast because of population aging.
We need someone dedicated to long-term medical missions, as well as short-term volunteers. Primary care and palliative care experience are preferred.
The city is safe. We will provide housing. Translators are provided, but it is encouraged to learn the local language for long-term workers. Long-term commitment does not require raising a large support base as we expect to provide a stipend. There is also an interactive small house church for expatriates. We are close to the mountains and about 2 hours from the ocean.
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