The proper college

  • Mark Crouch Kudjip Nazarene Hospital In His Image International

Abstract

Some involved in medical missions suggest that expatriate physicians seeing individual patients in the developing world represents an unsustainable paradigm.  As an alternative way for foreign doctors to conduct medical missions, healthcare education is advocated.  Health education as missions represents an important and powerful tool to use in reaching the world through medicine.  However, physicians who practice seeing individual patients may be best positioned to educate national doctors and health workers.  Also, the example and commands of Christ compel Christian physicians to care for the global poor and needy.  Clinical medicine therefore represents a vital modality to properly teach medicine in missions.

Author Biography

Mark Crouch, Kudjip Nazarene Hospital In His Image International

Kudjip Primary Health Services

Public Health Officer

Staff Physician

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Published
2017-03-09
How to Cite
CROUCH, Mark. The proper college. Christian Journal for Global Health, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 30-33, mar. 2017. ISSN 2167-2415. Available at: <http://journal.cjgh.org/index.php/cjgh/article/view/157>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v4i1.157.

Keywords

Medical Education; Global Health

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