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DĆ³nal P. O’MathĆŗna, PhD

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 21, 2018 / Comments Off on DĆ³nal P. O’MathĆŗna, PhD

Ethical Issues in Healthcare | Nanotechnology bioethics (nanoethics) | Using the Bible in Bioethics | Complementary & Alternative Medicine

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Transgender and Sexual Orientation

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Transgender and Sexual Orientation

Latest information on the transgender movement. The transgender debate is becoming an all-encompassing topic in the United States and has begun an all-out assault on the Christian worldview. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture is moving with such intensity and speed that Christians and Christian healthcare professionals are getting overwhelmed knowing how to respond appropriately.

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Scholarship | GHO Dermatology/Nursing Medical Missions

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Scholarship | GHO Dermatology/Nursing Medical Missions

Assisting selected healthcare students in participating in their first Global Health Outreach short-term medical missions experience, enabling them to become familiar with the cultural, social, spiritual, medical and dental problems in developing countries while allowing them to serve the underserved.

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Resident/Fellow

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Resident/Fellow

Membership Donate Now Join Us FAQs Leadership Team Resources Contact Us Join the National Resident & Fellow Community mailing list! Thank you for your interest in the National Resident & Fellow Community (NRFC). This contact form allows us to better connect with you, but it is not a CMDA membership form. Please go to cmda.org/join…

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Summer Ministry Opportunities

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Summer Ministry Opportunities

Membership Donate Now About Student Life Connect Grow Student Pulse Podcast Online Resource Portal Webinar Series The VIE Poster Session Doing the Right Thing Christian Friendly Residences Student & Resident Life Blog Student Life Apparel Lead Campus Leadership Training National Leadership Opportunities Regional Leadership Opportunities Leading Your Campus Chapter National Student Community Go Global Health…

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CMDA Home 2019

Membership Dues

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Membership Dues

One of the most common reasons healthcare professionals give for not joining or renewing their membership is that they do not have time to be involved. Membership does not obligate you to participate in any of the ministries of CMDA. These ministries are there when or if you need them, either serving you or serving others.

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Augusta

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / December 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Augusta

CMDA Augusta provides a variety of programs, support, training, and ministry opportunities to Christian healthcare professionals in the Augusta, GA, and surrounding communities of the Central Savannah River Area.

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Scholarship | Naomi Kim Medical Missions

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Scholarship | Naomi Kim Medical Missions

Assisting selected healthcare students in participating in their first Global Health Outreach short-term medical missions experience, enabling them to become familiar with the cultural, social, spiritual, medical and dental problems in developing countries while allowing them to serve the
underserved.

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CMDA Home 2019

Dues

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / August 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Dues

One of the most common reasons healthcare professionals give for not joining or renewing their membership is that they do not have time to be involved. Membership does not obligate you to participate in any of the ministries of CMDA. These ministries are there when or if you need them, either serving you or serving others.

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DĆ³nal P. Oā€™MathĆŗna, PhD, Author

DĆ³nal P. O’MathĆŗna, PhD

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 11, 2019 /

DĆ³nal P. Oā€™MathĆŗna is Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, and Chair of the Academy of Fellows at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Chicago. He is a member of CMA and the Paul Tournier Institute speakerā€™s bureau. He is the Chairperson of the DCU Research Ethics Committee and a member of the St Jamesā€™s Hospital Ethics Committee in Dublin.

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Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ

Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ is an outreach ministry to provide resources for Christian women physicians and dentists to integrate their personal, professional and spiritual lives.

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Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?

If youā€™ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.

Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.

Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. Itā€™s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but itā€™s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.

CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. Weā€™ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.

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Dental Association Bloggers

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Dental Association Bloggers

CMDA’s Dental Ministries is dedicated to encouraging and supporting dentists in living out their Christian faith in their professional and personal lives. We are an outreach that encourages and supports dental professionals and students as they strive to integrate their Christian faith into all aspects of their lives, while providing opportunities for training and equipping.

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Walt Heyer

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 10, 2019 /

Walt Heyer was a husband, father and corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from man to woman.

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Christian Medical Association Expresses Appreciation for International Religious Freedom Executive Order

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Expresses Appreciation for International Religious Freedom Executive Order

Washington, DCā€”June 3, 2020ā€”The nation’s largest faith-based association of health professionals, the Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today expressed appreciation for the Administrationā€™s June 2 international religious freedom executive order that includes funding for international programs “intended to anticipate, prevent, and respond to attacks against individuals and groups on the basis of their religion.”

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Christian Medical Association objects to HHS rule requiring abortion referrals, violating conscience laws

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / May 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association objects to HHS rule requiring abortion referrals, violating conscience laws

The 20,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today filed objections with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a proposed Title X family planning program rule that would “gut conscience protections,” according to CMA Senior Vice President for Bioethics and Public Policy Dr. Jeffrey Barrows.

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CMA Doctors Laud President’s Executive Order on Care for Newborns, Call on Congress to Pass Related Legislation

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 28, 2020 / Comments Off on CMA Doctors Laud President’s Executive Order on Care for Newborns, Call on Congress to Pass Related Legislation

Bristol, TNā€”June 26, 2020–The Tennessee-based, 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today applauded a Tennessee patient protection policy announced this afternoon by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and developed collaboratively between HHS, the state of Tennessee and disability rights groups.

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MAiD in Canada

By D. Joy Riley MD, MA (Ethics) / December 19, 2019 /

Free trade between Canada and the United States has been a reality since the 1980s. Thaddeus Pope, on his Medical Futility Blog, recently posted a video that shows a Canadian female physician who obviously wishes to export a dangerous idea to her southern neighbor. Although Canada does not hold the corner on the market of assisted suicide or euthanasia, Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) in Canada is not an import we need in the United States.

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Health Care Conscience Rights Act

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / May 18, 2015 /

Letter to Congress regarding HR 940, urgent need for the “Abortion Non-Discrimination” provisions of HR 940 insuring that government agencies receiving federal health funds cannot force those involved in the provision of heath care to be complicit in the taking of human life, or discriminate against them because of their convictions.

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Remedy: Healing for the Nations

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Remedy: Healing for the Nations

In this article from the winter 2017 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor, Dr. David Stevens introduces Remedy, CMDA’s new medical missions conference.

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After Ebola: Confronting the Trauma

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / April 22, 2020 /

In the closing months of 1989, a brutal civil war erupted in Liberia and soon engulfed the small West African country. At the time, T. Abraham Browne was in high school, and the senseless killings forced him and his siblings to flee for their lives to escape the bloodshed. They reached a refugee camp where Abraham would spend the next 10 years.

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Coalition Letter on FADA Vote

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / October 26, 2015 /

We, the undersigned, representing hundreds of thousands of Americans, want to thank you for your commitment to securing religious freedom protections in the aftermath of the Supreme Courtā€™s Obergefell decision redefining marriage across the country.

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Joint Letter on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / November 18, 2015 /

On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Medical Association, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, Christian Legal Society, World Vision (US), Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Liberty Institute, Family Research Council, and the National Catholic Bioethics Center, we respectfully submit the following comments on the proposed OCR regulations on nondiscrimination in health programs and activities.

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Marriage Maintenance

By Patti Francis, MD / April 22, 2020 /

Our marriage has also been a journey. An adventurous one. When Ron and I first started out as a married couple, we were sure we were on the right path. Each of us thought we had the best possible traveling companion.

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Coalition Letter: Values Provisions To Consider For The FY2017 Appropriations Bills

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / April 12, 2016 /

We, the undersigned representing millions of Americans, strongly support the inclusion of new provisions, which promote values issues in the upcoming Appropriations bills for FY2017. While it is essential to protect provisions in current law that positively affect policy on matters of life, family, religious liberty, and other values issues, merely keeping the status quo is not sufficient in a culture, and under an Administration, that regularly attacks the values of the people we represent.

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Two courageous Families Fight for Our Freedoms at Supreme Court

By Jonathan Imbody / April 8, 2014 /

The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against women obtaining birth control of choice paid by their employers. This op-ed piece by CMA’s VP for Government Relations Jonathan Imbody was recently published by FoxNews.

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Cultivating Culture

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Cultivating Culture

Author Ben Palpant encourages you to viewĀ culture as a garden to cultivate in order to see true change in this article published in the spring 2018 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor.

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Letter to Governor Bruce Rauner

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 13, 2016 /

SB1564 is on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, ask him to veto this bill which threatens healthcare access, drives compassionate healthcare professionals out of Illinois, will burden the already challenged state budget with civil rights litigation costs, cause damage to the doctor-patient relationship and threatens a protection guaranteed by the Constitution.

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The Erosion of Tolerance

The Erosion of Tolerance

By John Patrick, MD / September 3, 2014 / Comments Off on The Erosion of Tolerance

Be encouraged to take a stand for Christian ethics in this article from Dr. John Patrick published in the fall 2014 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor.

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Lessons Learned: Facing Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Lessons Learned: Facing Physician-Assisted Suicide

Dr. Rachel B. DiSanto shares how she learned how to stand up for Christian principles in the fight against physician-assisted suicide in this article published in the spring 2018 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor.

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Seeing the Big Picture of Bioethics

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 15, 2021 /

I like history, and so I donā€™t like bioethics. Why? Because I consider it to be a deceptive word used to make people feel good when they should be afraid. And because it took medical ethics out of its privileged position of being solely concerned with the only creature made in the image of God and secularized it.

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Membership Survey Results

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 15, 2021 /

Every five years, the CMDA Board of Trustees goes through a cycle of comprehensive strategic planning. This well-thought out process has guided and directed the organization throughout the last 25 years, as it focuses on better meeting the needs of our members and providing ministry to those we serve around the world.

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Women in Medicine: Answering a Call from God

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / June 1, 2012 /

In 1975, the Christian Medical Society Journal published an article titled ā€œThe Physician and Her Husbandā€ by Merville O. Vincent. Many of us were just children pretending to play doctor during recess at school when this article was written.

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VIE Poster Session: Supporting Academic Medicine through Good Craftsmanship

VIE Poster Session: Supporting Academic Medicine through Good Craftsmanship

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 12, 2018 / Comments Off on VIE Poster Session: Supporting Academic Medicine through Good Craftsmanship

Throughout history, Christian academics were renowned for their scientific excellence. For a variety of reasons, ā€œChristianā€ and ā€œscientistā€ now seem like contradictory terms to many people.

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Apologetics Series: Should Physicians Take Life?

By Robert Martin, MD / March 1, 2008 /

ā€œNo one should force their morals on anyone else. Itā€™s my body. Euthanasia is the most merciful alternative. Legislating morality involves religion, a violation of the separation of church and state.ā€

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Johnson Amendment in the Final Tax Bill

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / December 14, 2017 /

A letter to congressional leaders from a coalition of organizations regarding the Johnson Amendment and the tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

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Preachers of Righteousness

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / December 1, 2008 /

I never planned to be a ā€œpreacher of righteousness,ā€ as Peter described Noah in 2 Peter 2:5. It all started a few weeks after I became the CEO of CMDA in 1994. The most common comment from graduate members in those days was, ā€œCMDA was great when I was in training, but what does it do for me now?ā€

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Earn Continuing Education: 2 Hours Now Available

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 2, 2020 /

We are now offering continuing education credits through Todayā€™s Christian Doctor. Two hours of self-instruction are available.

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Bracing for Battle and Joining the Fray: State Legislative Campaigns Reach New Levels

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 1, 2013 /

An article in the summer 2013 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor that outlines CMDA’s efforts in state grassroots public policy campaigns.

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Has God Indeed Said…? A Biblical Perspective on Sexuality, Part 2

By AndrĆØ Van Mol, MD / December 1, 2011 /

Part 1 of the series dealt with pre-marital sex, the biblical model of sexuality, porneia, adultery and polygamy. As a correction to the section regarding porneia in Part 1, it should have stated that forbidding fornication ā€œ. . . came from the Tanakh (the Old Testament)ā€ rather than ā€œ. . .came from the Tanakh in the Old Testament.ā€

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Professionalism in Healthcare: Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / August 27, 2018 /

Sexual conduct between a doctor and a patientā€¦is strictly forbidden. In ethical terms, itā€™s a never event. In a legal sense, it can be a crime. Physicians know itā€™s a line that canā€™t be crossedā€”itā€™s a prohibition as old as the Hippocratic Oath.ā€

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Conscience Protection Act letter to Congress

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / July 12, 2016 /

Letter supporting legislation to protect healthcare right of conscience.

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Alabama Amici Curiae Against Late Term Abortions

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / February 6, 2019 /

The Stateā€™s interest in safeguarding maternal health is particularly compelling when abortions are contemplated or performed later in pregnancy. That interest is implicated in so-called ā€œdismembermentā€ abortions, a procedure that can take place only after the first trimester when the unborn child has limbs and organs to dismember.

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FEMA Coalition Letter to President Trump

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / November 17, 2017 /

Coalition letter of religious and community leaders in support for S1823/H.R. 2405, the “Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2017.” This legislation would ensure fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters.

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Letter to Senators – Marriage and Religious Freedom Act and the Child Welfare Act

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 19, 2015 /

Coalition letter to Senators Enzi and Lee recognizing the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act and the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act.

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Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / May 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Washington, D.C.ā€”May 2, 2019ā€”The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association, the largest national association of faith-based doctors, lauded a conscience law-enforcing rule finalized today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a protection for both patients and doctors.

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501 Foundations in Christian Coaching (Evening Cohort)

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / May 3, 2021 / Comments Off on 501 Foundations in Christian Coaching (Evening Cohort)

October 12 – November 16, 2021
You’re invited to boost your communication skills, so needed in these challenging times. This six-week coaching training will equip you to lead more effectively, assist colleagues with burnout, improve patient health outcomes and maximize the potential in others. Registration is open to all healthcare professionals, students, spouses and others who work with healthcare professionals.

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Teaching Healthcare Professionals in a Global Setting – CHSC

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Teaching Healthcare Professionals in a Global Setting – CHSC

Healthcare professional education is the new frontier of medical missions. Do you teach or are you planning to teach in an international medical school, residency, or other healthcare training program? This workshop will help you provide quality academics while navigating cultural considerations.

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Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

Washington, DC ā€“June 5, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today voiced strong support for the administration’s move to stop taxpayer funding of the use of fetal tissue, from elective abortions, for research purposes.

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Christian Medical Association Asks Supreme Court to Review and Uphold Indiana’s Ultrasound Requirement for Abortion

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Asks Supreme Court to Review and Uphold Indiana’s Ultrasound Requirement for Abortion

Washington, DCā€”March 6, 2019–The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org), the nation’s largest faith-based medical association, today joined a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The brief defends Indiana’s statutory requirement that women receive the benefit of ultrasound information when considering an abortion procedure.

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Christian Medical Association Lauds New Title X Family Planning Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / February 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Lauds New Title X Family Planning Rule

Washington, DC – February 22, 2019: The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) in a statement today enthusiastically welcomed a final new rule that will govern tax funds awarded for family planning purposes under the Title X program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Christian Medical Association on NY, VA Late-term Abortion Legislation: Medically and Morally Bankrupt

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association on NY, VA Late-term Abortion Legislation: Medically and Morally Bankrupt

The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org), the nation’s largest faith-based association of doctors, today condemned New York’s new law allowing abortions up until delivery and Virginia’s similar legislation as “medically unnecessary” and “morally bankrupt.”

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations responds to its federal court victory in protecting conscience rights

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Christian Medical & Dental Associations responds to its federal court victory in protecting conscience rights

The 20,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today filed objections with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a proposed Title X family planning program rule that would “gut conscience protections,” according to CMA Senior Vice President for Bioethics and Public Policy Dr. Jeffrey Barrows.

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Encore

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / February 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Encore

A Ministry for Retired & Nearly-Retired Healthcare Professionals. You will see that our Mission and Vision Statements piggyback on the overall Mission and Vision of CMDA. Our unique goal is to motivate colleagues who are facing or experiencing retirement from healthcare careers to see our lives as just important to Kingdom service as in the days of our youth. We want to encourage you to be diligent in serving our Lord, whether through one the many CMDA opportunities or through other ministries. And we want to equip you for the task.

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John Patrick, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 21, 2018 / Comments Off on John Patrick, MD

Ethical Issues in Medicine and Culture | Integration of Faith and Science.

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The Point Washington Update – April 2014 (Second Edition)

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / April 26, 2014 /

Commentary and update on the state of legislative activities in Washington involving CMDA member interests. In this edition of The Point: CMDA members, staff raise awareness of human trafficking, CMDA members in NEJM on conscience, and New health care reform agenda.

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Scholarship | Project Hope Northwest Trip Grant

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Scholarship | Project Hope Northwest Trip Grant

This fund is for the support of individuals who are exploring a commitment to the medical mission field or those already medical missionaries. Typical grantees include premedical or predental students who have made a commitment to the healing professions, medical or dental students who have a committed Christian faith or physicians in residency who are exploring the possibility of a short term or long term commitment to mission work.

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Project Medsend Grant Scholarship

Scholarship | Project Medsend Grant

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Scholarship | Project Medsend Grant

MedSend awards grants to repay student loans owed by healthcare professionals while they serve as healthcare missionaries in medically underserved areas of the world. Three times each year, the MedSend board reviews completed applications for healthcare professionals headed for career missionary service.

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CMDA Home 2019

Member FAQ

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Member FAQ

One of the most common reasons healthcare professionals give for not joining or renewing their membership is that they do not have time to be involved. Membership does not obligate you to participate in any of the ministries of CMDA. These ministries are there when or if you need them, either serving you or serving others.

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Healthcare for the Poor

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / January 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Healthcare for the Poor

CMDA collaborates with Christian Community Health Fellowship in providing healthcare for the poor in the United States. We initiated this strategic partnership to maximize our efforts by drawing from the strengths of each organization. For more than 30 years, CCHF has provided networking for students, medical professionals and people interested in Christian community development. The purpose of CCHF is to live out the gospel through healthcare among the poor. The organization was established to provide focus on the need and the “how to” in caring for the poor.

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Scholarship | WPC Mission Trip Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Scholarship | WPC Mission Trip Scholarship

In partnership with Global Health Outreach, WPC organizes mission trips to House of Hope in Managua, Nicaragua. These trips offer participants an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of girls and women caught in human trafficking. We will be working at House of Hope, an amazing place where the physical, spiritual, economic and educational needs of women in sex slavery (both girls who have been trafficked and women caught in prostitution) are addressed.

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Intolerance of Conscience Threatens Diversity in Medicine

By Jonathan Imbody / October 4, 2018 /

In his continuing series on conscience in healthcare, Jonathan Imbody shares about a recent conference he attended with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on religious freedom and how that impacts CMDA student chapters around the country.

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Scholarship | Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Scholarship | Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship

Providing assistance to students who are going on mission both domestically and internationally to serve the healthcare needs of unserved or underserved people of the world with the intent to share the love of Christ.

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Columbus

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / July 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Columbus

There are extreme pressures and challenges that we face as we pursue a vocational life in healthcare. CMDA is a Christian spiritual resource, supporting and connecting practitioners and students in healthcare in Central Ohio.

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Continuing Education

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / July 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Continuing Education

Through CMDA’s Department of Continuing Education, you can earn continuing medical and dental education credits at a variety of CMDA events around the country. The Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for healthcare providers.

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William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 11, 2019 /

William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, is professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic and an expert on disorders of the autonomic nervous system. At Mayo Clinic in Florida he chairs the Ethics Committee and leads the Program in Professionalism & Values. The neurology department chose him as teacher of the year in 2015. At CMDA Dr. Cheshire chairs the Ethics Committee.

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Scholarship | Dale Willis Memorial GHO Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Scholarship | Dale Willis Memorial GHO Scholarship

To assist selected dentists in participating in their first Global Health Outreach short-term medical missions experience, enabling them to become familiar with the cultural, social, spiritual, medical and dental problems in developing countries while allowing them to serve the underserved.

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CMDAstudentministries

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 1, 2021 / Comments Off on CMDAstudentministries

CMDA Student Life is a network of campus chapters helping students live out the character of Christ on their campuses. We now have more than 300 campus ministries, representing 90 percent of the nation’s medical and dental schools. We are here to help you THRIVE with a purpose during your healthcare training.

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Schindler Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / January 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Schindler Scholarship

Dr. Robert and Marian Schindler Scholarship – Provides $1200 to help fund senior medical students, residents and/or fellows to teach on a short term mission trip with CMDAā€™s Medical Education International mission arm.

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WPDC Virtual Conference Student Social

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 8, 2021 / Comments Off on WPDC Virtual Conference Student Social

October 2, 2021
Come join students from across the country as physicians and dentists share their wisdom from walking with Christ in their careers. Register here tinyurl.com/WPDCstudentsocial.

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Texan Dentist and Wife Receive the Servant of Christ Award

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / May 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Texan Dentist and Wife Receive the Servant of Christ Award

Bristol, Tennessee ā€” May 20, 2019 ā€” Dr. T. Bob Davis, a dentist from Dallas, Texas and his wife, Janis, received the Christian Medical & Dental Associations 2020 Servant of Christ Award at their home with a group of CMDA members and leaders participating electronically.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations Announces: Senior VP of Bioethics & Public Policy

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / May 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Christian Medical & Dental Associations Announces: Senior VP of Bioethics & Public Policy

Bristol, Tennessee ā€” May 4, 2020 ā€” Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) today announced Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics), as the Senior Vice President of Bioethics and Public Policy for CMDA, the largest national association of faith-based healthcare professionals. Dr. Barrows, an obstetrician/gynecologist, author, speaker, educator, and medical ethicist has been a member of CMDA for 38 years.

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Physician releases new book exploring myths of marijuana usage

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Physician releases new book exploring myths of marijuana usage

Bristol, Tenn., March 3, 2020ā€”This month, James Alan Avery, MD, a palliative care and hospice physician from Virginia, released a new book focused on discussing marijuana from an objective and scientific view.

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CMDA Responds to D.C. City Council Proposed Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / November 19, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA Responds to D.C. City Council Proposed Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution

Washington, D.C., November 19, 2019- Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C. chapter of Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and CMDAā€™s Commission on Human Trafficking achieved victory in their response to the D.C. City Councilā€™s proposed bill to decriminalize prostitution in the nationā€™s capital.

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / April 8, 2019 / Comments Off on The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

April 8, 2019 ā€“ Bristol, Tennessee ā€“ A draft statement by the American Nurses Association regarding a nurseā€™s role when a patient requests physician-assisted suicide corrupts the role of a nurse. The nursing profession has a historical record of assisting patients with comfort, increasing and/or sustaining quality of life, seeing lifeā€™s intrinsic value and providing holistic family support, not aiding in the death of their patients.

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CMDA Vows to Press on After Court Ruling Endangers Conscience Protections

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / November 6, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA Vows to Press on After Court Ruling Endangers Conscience Protections

Christian doctors and nurses are on the frontlines serving people in need. Driven by our faith, we welcome and care for everyone, especially the underserved. We care for homeless and migrant communities, prisoners living with HIV, and victims of gang violence, sex trafficking, opioid addiction and deadly epidemics. But our service is threatened by lawsuits brought in New York, Washington and California, which challenge commonsense conscience protections for healthcare professionals of faith. Religious healthcare professionals of all religions must be free to continue providing compassionate care without being forced to perform procedures, such as abortions, that would require them to violate their most deeply held beliefs.

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / April 5, 2019 / Comments Off on The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

April 4, 2019 ā€“ Bristol, Tennessee ā€“ We applaud the newly issued announcement of the reformed Title X rule released by the Department of Health & Human Services which expands care to patients by offering an increase in comprehensive care locations and services provided.

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Expanded Abortion Bills Are Ideologically and Money Driven

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Expanded Abortion Bills Are Ideologically and Money Driven

March 19, 2019–Bristol, TN–Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) calls on legislators across the U.S. to vote against the growing number of expanded abortion bills that have shocked our nation! Like New Yorkā€™s Reproductive Health Act, the bills proposed in Vermont, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Illinois and Virginia allow abortion without limits…

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins group in support of vaccines and conscience protections

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / March 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins group in support of vaccines and conscience protections

Bristol, Tenn.ā€”March 2, 2021ā€” The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nationā€™s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement in support of vaccines and conscience protection.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins physician group in support of ethical vaccines

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / December 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins physician group in support of ethical vaccines

Bristol, Tenn.ā€”December 2, 2020ā€” The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nationā€™s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement showing physician support of ethical vaccines. CMDA joins in this statement with the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association.

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Campbell Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Courtney Moves into VP Role

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Campbell Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Courtney Moves into VP Role

Bristol, Tennessee, July 31, 2019 ā€“ Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has appointed Jamey Campbell as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the nationā€™s largest faith-based association of healthcare professionals headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee. Jamey has more than 25 years of experience in communications and development, serving for the last decade at CMDA as the Vice President for Stewardship Development.

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Coalition Offended and Displeased With Recent Comments Attacking Conscience Rights

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Coalition Offended and Displeased With Recent Comments Attacking Conscience Rights

Washington, D.C. ā€“ July 25, 2019 ā€“ Today, a coalition of medical organizations released a public statement condemning recent statements on abortion and conscience protections made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Osteopathic Association. The letter calls on this ā€œGroup of Sixā€ to respect their position and represent all physician members in their public statements.

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Providing Healing After the Hurricane

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Providing Healing After the Hurricane

CMDA Member Dr. Cindy Anthis found herself facing an unexpected situation when her local community in Texas was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. In this article from the winter 2017 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor, Dr. Anthis shares how her clinic responded to the hurricane and its aftermath.

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The Temptations: Addressing Same-Sex Attractions

By Christopher Yuan / April 22, 2020 /

Same-sex sexual expression is sinful, but what about same-sex attractions? As a new Christian, I had defined attraction to be equivalent to temptaĀ¬tion. Therefore, I believed that all same-sex attractions were not sinfulā€”because temptations were not sinful. However, I realized not everyone defined attraction the same.

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Living the Word

By Patricia "Trish" Burgess, MD / January 10, 2019 /

Iā€™ve heard people say, ā€œThe Scripture jumped off the page at me.ā€ Or Iā€™ve heard them say, ā€œIā€™ve read that before, but this time it just ā€˜spokeā€™ to me.ā€ Indeed, I have had the same experience as well. God often speaks to us through a phase in life or a particular circumstance along with His Word. And then sometimes we see the Bible come to life right before our very eyes!

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Burnout at the Broom Tree

By Stan Haegert, MD, MPH / January 10, 2019 /

I had no idea what burnout was until it happened to meā€¦twiceā€¦on two different continents. Actually, I knew what it was the second time, and I felt like I should have known better and seen it coming.

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Development: Genuine Change Through Partnership

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Development: Genuine Change Through Partnership

What is the role of Christian healthcare professionals in authentic community development? Dr. Mark Crouch discovers this topic in the cover story from the winter 2017 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor.

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Facing the Virus Overseas

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 21, 2021 /

When COVID-19 began sweeping around the globe in early 2020, career healthcare missionaries were faced with the option of staying in their countries of service to weather the storm or evacuating back to the United States before the borders closed. Without sufficient quantities of protective equipment for staff members, would rural mission hospitals be able to survive the pandemic? In countries where the medical infrastructure is limited at best, would there be enough resources? What about food and other supplies to help to meet the day-to-day needs if the airports closed?

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Transformed Doctors: Shelby Montgomery

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / January 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Transformed Doctors: Shelby Montgomery

In this article from the Winter 2019 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor, we feature Shelby Montgomery, a third year at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received my bachelorā€™s of science in kinesiology at LSU in Baton Rouge, spending her junior year of undergrad at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on the island of Oahu through National Student Exchange. After graduating from LSU, I worked for one year at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge as a research coordinator for the Heads Up project.

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The Dr. John Patrick Bioethics Column: How do we push back on the hubris of secularism?

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / June 21, 2021 /

You have never seen and will never see a multi-cultural patient. Every patient inhabits a cultural story of meaning, even though they are often unaware of this fact. The blue-collar neighborhood where I grew up lived by Judeo-Christian ethics. Though almost no one went to church, they did send their children to Sunday school as a kind of visceral acknowledgement of needing something more. Many of you remember when a blue-collar argument on morals would end when someone said, ā€œThe Bible saysā€¦.ā€ That doesnā€™t happen anymore, and that is the triumph of secular power.

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Transformed Doctors, Transforming the World: Peter E. Dawson, DDS

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / April 22, 2020 /

ā€œI have been richly blessed by God, and I have a burning desire to do what I can to bring His message to anyone who will listen.ā€ ā€”Peter E. Dawson, DDS

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Facing the Pit of Evil

Facing the Pit of Evil

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / January 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Facing the Pit of Evil

In this article from the Winter 2019 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor, David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) shares when we follow our human nature, we are tempted by a desire to bunker down and protect ourselves from evil. The Bible tells us to flee this temptation, but just as importantly, we should also fight evil.

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The Reality of Today’s Long-Term Medical Missions

By Harold P. Adolph, MD, FACS / November 1, 2012 /

Perhaps our concept of a career missionary doctorā€™s family might sound similar to this . . . a poor missionary surgeon and his family give up a ā€œgood American doctorā€™s family lifeā€ to live in endless poverty. They suffer through a hand-to-mouth existence in an African country full of intrigue, Satan worship, witchcraft, fear, poisonings, arson, coups, Marxist takeovers, massive killings and persecution of Christians. Their children are forced to be homeschooled by their parents. They have jobs at the mission hospital from a very young age. Their future education and life is tenuous at best. They canā€™t possibly amount to anything and will probably die early of some terrible tropical disease that is yet to be unearthed.

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Decreasing Isolation in Healthcare

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Decreasing Isolation in Healthcare

Dr. Autumn Dawn Galbreath shares how Christians can find respite in community in this article published in the summer 2018 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor.

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Side {by} Side: Changing Lives for 30 Years

Side By Side: Changing Lives for 30 Years

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Side By Side: Changing Lives for 30 Years

After an interviewing trip in 1987, my husband announced he wanted to complete his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. To this day, I still remember hearing myself say, ā€œThatā€™s fine, honey. We could go there and have a ministry to internationals because many people from all parts of the world come there for training and then return to their homeland. It would be a great reverse mission field!ā€

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Regulations

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / November 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Regulations

Right of Conscience Resources

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Ministry Through End-Of-Life Care

By Robert Orr, MD, CM / June 1, 2000 /

A generation or two ago, when medicine was primarily low-tech, a majority of patients died quickly of acute illness, usually in their own homes, cared for by families, neighbors, and church friends. But things have changed. Now, 90 percent of North Americans die slowly from debilitating disease (organ failure, malignancy, dementia, etc.).

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Legal Help

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / November 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Legal Help

Right of Conscience Resources

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The “H” in Hospice Stands for “Hope”

By James Avery, MD / December 5, 2018 /

When I asked him if there were any other hopes he had at this stage of his life, he just shrugged and said, ā€œNope, all my hopes are in you guys ā€“ the medical profession.ā€ He died three weeks later tragically clinging to tomorrowā€™s news.

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Where Did My Joy Goā€¦and How Do I Get It Back?

Where Did My Joy Go…and How Do I Get It Back?

By Christian Medical & Dental AssociationsĀ® / September 6, 2018 /

Looking over the edge of burnout, Dr. Betsy Manor had to ask herself,Ā ā€œWhat changed?ā€ Did sheĀ make the wrong career choice? Does sheĀ care about people less? Is healthcare changing too much? In this article published in the fall 2017 edition ofĀ Today’s Christian Doctor, Dr. Manor shares how she overcame burnout to find joy again in healthcare.

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