It’s astounding to think of the number of opportunities afforded us in the medical profession to meet people in times of their deepest need. As Christians in this field, we are called to become the visual aids of what God is like to those who may never step through church doors. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to read the story about a woman whose life was dramatically changed by the love she encountered from a Christian surgeon. Stories like these remind us of the deeper meaning of our work in medicine.
There’s no substitute to the fulfillment that comes from encountering our patients with the love and kindness that God has called us to show. But as a Christian medical professional, treading the waters where faith and medicine intersect can seem murky with the feeling of being ill-equipped to approach the topic of faith with patients. Yet it is this patient–provider relationship that provides such rich ground to plant seeds of spiritual hope in patients as they face their hours of deepest hurt and fear. Every interaction is spiritually significant.
On the weekend of February 6-7th, Siloam will host Grace Prescriptions – a conference designed specifically for Christian medical practitioners to become equipped to integrate their faith with their practice. Formerly known as “The Saline Solution,” Grace Prescriptions is a training paradigm pioneered by the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Written by Bill Peel and Dr. Walt Larimore, the curriculum is designed to explore the topic of spirituality in healthcare and equip those of us in the medical profession to integrate faith into our practice.
These have been exciting weeks of preparation for a weekend we truly believe will bring refreshment and a new sense of purpose to those eager to integrate their faith with their practice. If you, or your team, are interested in finding out more about this event, please visit our event website here.