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The Training Years: Wisdom for What’s Now and Pearls for What's Next

STUDENTS & RESIDENTS: How can we deepen in our love for Jesus and see this refining, exciting time as He does? We’ll spend the first half tackling topics like long-haul stamina, time management, living in community, debt, and God’s heart for those experiencing poverty. For the second hour, we’ll divide into small groups of the same discipline (i.e., DO/MD students, resi...

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Training Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers to Serve Cross-Culturally on Short-Term Missions

Cultures around the world have differing worldviews, practices, and behaviors related to health, disease, healing, suffering, death, and dying. According to scripture, humility is an attitude believers need to adopt, especially when working cross-culturally, “Clothe yourselves in humility (1 Pet. 5:5). Training nurses and other healthcare workers to use cultural humility allows believers ...

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Honor Shame Dynamics: How to serve effectively

People interpret what we do based on their worldview. In Honor-Shame cultures, people might misinterpret and see in our actions merit making, proselytization or apostasy, however pure our motivation may be. We’ll look at honor-shame based worldviews, understand how and why people may misinterpret what we do, look at risks and practices to help show and share God’s love appropriately...

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Where do I fit in today's Missions Landscape?

The global missions landscape has shifted and so has the role Americans now play. We'll explore the many new opportunities this has created. Session recorded on Thursday, November 9th during Session Block #1 at 3:45PM EST ; speaker: Charlie Vittitow. Session webpage: https://www.medicalmissions.com/events/gmhc-2023/sessions/where-do-i-fit-in-todays-missions-landscape

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Get Emotionally Healed: A training course

Your emotional health matters as you join God in His work among the nations. Learn to apply biblical principles to experience emotional healing and minister to others. In this session you will walk away with 4 keys that will help you receive God's emotional healing. Session recorded on Thursday, November 9th during Session Block #1 at 3:45PM EST ; speaker: Francis Bukachi. Session web...

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Bridge Building for Christ’s Kingdom

There are tens of thousands of bridges all over the world. We cross them to get over to the other side. We often take them for granted and sometimes we marvel at them. The Great Commission of our Lord Jesus to take His Gospel into all the world is meant for everyone, without exception. But most believers hardly know where to start and how to effectively communicate His Truth with the lost. We c...

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Five principles for creating long-term sustainable impact on short term mission trips

The Great Commission is a call for all Christ followers to make disciples wherever we are. So often, however, we think that this takes place on a short-term trip where we "do" a project for the national or indigenous people. Discipleship requires more time than what a short-term trip offers. We will consider how we might have a long-term impact even on a short-term trip by working wit...

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Making Psychopharmacology Easier in the Trenches - Yes, There’s an App for That!

Take a journey exploring the epidemic level of mental health disorders that has made primary care the de facto mental health system globally. Hear how primary care clinicians can overcome the growing lack of access to mental and behavioral health specialty services. Discover how the Waco Guide to Psychopharmacology, a free, tangible, evidence-based, point-of-care tool providing high-quality men...

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Making short-term global healthcare mission trips ethical, equitable and ecologically responsible

This session will discuss how short-term global healthcare mission trips can benefit medical students and residents, but also be beneficial to their global hosts. Ways to make these trips ethical, equitable and ecologically responsible will be presented. Mission and academic agencies are paying critical attention to “Global Healthcare Education” experiences. Short-term mission tr...

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Team Conflicts: How to navigate and overcome challenges with team dynamics

Team Dynamics in low resource, high demand, multi-cultural environments is challenging. We will discuss a wide range of coping skills including clear boundaries, sabbath and transparency. We will also discuss how to build team consensus and agreement on the foundational principles related to self-care in a healthcare missions environment. The creation and communication of personal and team boun...

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