The SALINE PROCESS

Every Christian doctor, dentist and health worker has a unique opportunity to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of their patients. There is now a growing recognition in the medical literature of the important and beneficial ink between spirituality and health. Yet, many Christian healthcare workers remain unsure how to integrate their faith and practice within the constraints of their daily schedule.

The Saline Process Training

In our contact with patients we are called to be 'salt of the earth' - flavouring life with grace rather than being silent or insensitively communicating the truth. The Saline Process disciples, trains and coaches healthcare workers to skillfully and confidently assess the spiritual condition of the patient. By providing practical tools, the Saline Process enables participants to personalise an approach to share the love of Jesus according to each patient’s needs. After completing the Saline Process, participants should be able to assess a patient’s attitude toward Christ and know how to respond appropriately, applying the ethical principles of permission, sensitivity and respect. Key questions addressed during the training are:

1)      Why is faith important in healthcare?

2)      What are the opportunities and barriers to fulfilling God’s call?

3)      What is my role?

4)      What are the tools I can use to cultivate, sow and harvest?

5)      Where do we go from here?

The Saline Process includes an in-person training, as well as follow-up communications and further equipping opportunities for those interested in teaching the course themselves. For more information about the training, contact your local Saline Process trainer or click here.  

The International Saline Partnership

The Saline Process initially became available through a partnership established by Dr Bob Snyder, Dr Gábor Győri and other friends in Hungary. Since then, these friends have joined together in the ministry of IHS Global, an organisation with the mission to equip Christian as witnesses for Jesus, in healthcare beyond. Since then, IHS Global, CMDFA and others have joined together in the International Saline Partnership, a coalition that has carried the training forward in an ever increasing range of settings and countries. So far, the training has helped thousands of Christian health workers to be more comfortable and adept at
practising medicine that addresses the needs of the whole person. Members of the partnership include CMDFA, the International Christian Medical and Dental Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship Australia, CMF UK, the Evangelical Medical Fellowship of India and HealthCareFellowship International.

Together, the International Saline Partnership organisations have agreed to the following:

A SHARED VISION: For every Christian healthcare worker to participate in the Great Commission.

A SHARED MISSION: To equip healthcare workers throughout the world to be witnesses for Christ in their workplaces.

A SHARED PRIORITY: To pray and work faithfully toward our mission.

A SHARED TOOL: To use IHS Global’s tool, the Saline Process

Saline Process Online Training (S.P.O.T.)

The Saline Process training programs are delivered in conventional face to face formats. Now, an  excellent online version is available. For information about S.P.O.T., visit IHS Global’s web page here. To enroll in this FREE course, visit spot.ihsglobal.org or click here.

Keep Up to Date!

The Saline Process brings Christian healthcare workers in Australia together with a shared vision and method. Keep up to date with our Australian Saline Facebook page. Click here!

 

Helpful links:

Saline Process Info and Video Trailer: http://www.ihsglobal.org/SalineProcess

Online Training (S.P.O.T.) information: http://www.ihsglobal.org/SPOT

Australian Saline Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/870281269718682/.

Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia: http://www.cmdfa.org.au/

IHS Global: www.ihsglobal.org

International Saline Partnership: http://www.ihsglobal.org/partners

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2017 Training reports 

SYDNEY - 27th May, 2017  - CMDFA and Nurses Christian Fellowship Saline Training day 

We had 21 people in total including nurses, dentists, doctors, enrolled nurses, a psychologist, pastoral carers, and a psych reg ranging across all ages and stages of our health care field. It was a privilege to  watch Georgie and Richard bring this course to life for us. The  "John" role play was clear in bringing John’s journey through various parts of the Engel Scale and we all agree that if Richard give up Medicine ( which we ALL hope he would not!!) he has great career in acting ahead if he so chose!!

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ADELAIDE - 27th May, 2017 

Adelaide Saline went well, praise the Lord!  We had 9 participants (one for only the morning) and 4 teaching team members.  

The participants were 2 doctors, 1 homeopathy student, 1 physio, 1 nurse, 1 theatre scrub scout, 1 radiographer, 1 speech pathologist & 1 computer scientist (5 of them were from my church!).  The teachers were 2 doctors, 1 dietitian and 1 lab technician.  So a wonderfully multidisciplinary group!

                                  

 

 

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