Healthcare Missions
Creator:   Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
Created:   6/26/2009
Contains:  34 items
Healthcare missions has undergone radical change since the 1980s -- emerging from long-term foreign mission service to short-term medical outreach at home and abroad; from a "doing for" mentality to a community health development model of "coming alongside" and empowering. Learn about best-practices in healthcare missions and what makes for effective outreach from committed and experienced long and short-term nurse missionaries.

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Building Effective Medical Missions with Servant Leadership Skills

Johanson, Linda

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(2):122-126, April/June 2017.

Nurses are naturally drawn to service opportunities, such as short-term medical missions (STMM), which hold great potential to benefit health. But STMMs have been criticized as potentially being culturally insensitive, leading to dependency, inadvertently causing harm, or being unsustainable. Utilizing servant leadership skills, nurses can effectively build community, vision, and sustainability into STMM projects.

The Pad Project: A Global Initiative Uniting Women

Raines, Michele; Garner, Shelby L.; Spies, Lori A.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing . 34(1):42-47, January/March 2017.

The Pad Project is a women's health program used to educate women on their monthly menstrual cycles. Through this ministry, women who do not have access to menstrual hygiene products are given sustainable hygienic kits to promote menstrual health

From Checklist to Awareness: Hearing God's Call to Missions

Snead, Victoria; Moss, Julie A.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(3):159-161, July/September 2016.

This student experience of international community health nursing in Cape Town, South Africa, illustrates the value of missions that provide health training and education to lay persons, and the calling of God to serve him through nursing.

Discovering Healthcare Missions: Nurse on a Mission: A Journey Toward Spiritual Caring

Leonard, Diane Beth

Journal of Christian Nursing . 33(3):156-159, July/September 2016.

Embarking on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, to serve as a nurse, I believed I failed because my experience wasn't clinical. On a second mission trip to Lourdes, learning ways to spiritually connect with clients transformed my definition of nursing care and understanding of what gifts I can offer in service to others.

Service-Learning Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience for Nursing Students

Hawkins, Janice Evans; Vialet, Channel L.

Journal of Christian Nursing . 29(3):173-177, July/September 2012.

Service-learning helps prepare students for nursing in a culturally diverse society. Partnering with a church's long-term mission program in El Salvador allows this school to offer service-learning and support healthcare missions.

Free Health Clinic Links College, Church, and Community

Carey, Rebekah Albrecht; Fricke, Jonathan

Journal of Christian Nursing . 28(2):88-91, April/June 2011.

Granville Neighborhood Health Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers free healthcare services to the uninsured and a clinical site for nursing and other students at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Healthcare Missions: MOBILIZING Communities for Health

Stanley, Otis L.; Stanley, Mickey

Journal of Christian Nursing . 25(2):87-91, April/June 2008.

What does community health development look like in a developing country? The authors share a mission approach that focuses on health promotion rather than curative medicine and on building local capacity, meeting felt needs of the community in order to establish trust.

Good Out Of HIV/AIDS?

Tazelaar, Grace

Journal of Christian Nursing . 24(1):8-14, January/March 2007.

A missionary nurse who served on the forefront of the pandemic in Uganda when HIV was emerging discusses positive things that have come from HIV/AIDS. Read profound lessons God taught her.

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