Study of respiratory diseases
Our efforts to provide excellent, compassionate treatment for our patients can open huge doors to address their spiritual needs. This session will provide an introduction to the CMDA "Faith Prescriptions" video series, a collection of 25 episodes created to equip and inspire us to communicate the love of Christ to our patients with sensitivity and respect.
This session focuses on women on mission and will highlight the role of women on mission, the challenges faced and some ways to overcome these challenges. Examples of women on mission in the past as well as present day experiences will be used to bring to life the opportunities and the difficulties as well as the great joys of a woman on mission.
In today's uncertain world, patients are dealing with more and more stress and anxiety that ultimately impacts their health. Patients sometimes have "hidden unhealed triggers" that can lead to physical impairments. III John 2 states "Above all brethren, I desire you to prosper and be in Health, even as your soul prospers." In this session, the participant will learn how to "tend to their souls" and learn to identify areas of brokenness that patients are dealing with such that they are equipped to help patients tend to their souls, in an effort to propagate physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic disease that results in severe sinus and pulmonary infections and is particularly difficult to treat; however, as George Solomon, MD, explains, researchers have recently made important steps in understanding and treating PCD. He explains the critical link they have established between genotype and phenotype of observed PCD cases, which will lead to genetic-based therapies in the future. Equally important, he says, are the strides made in treating symptoms PCD that can help patients right now: UAB is currently conducting clinical trials exploring treatments that help patients clear mucus from their lungs in order to limit damage throughout the body.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that causes breathing-related issue and roughly 16 million Americans suffer from it. Living with it is difficult, but not impossible. Listen as Dr. Michael Alvarez, board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine at BayCare, discusses tips on how to live with COPD.
As a health care professional on the mission field, the task of language learning is both essential and complicated. We say that language learning is a high value and priority for ourselves as missionaries, and yet it often is the first thing to take a back seat in life and ministry. Why is that? How can we do better? With over 15 years of experience in educating, training, and coaching missionaries in language and culture learning, Dr. Mullen will cast a vision for what it takes to truly become “fluent” in your target host language. She will offer biblical, theoretical, and practical advice for missionaries and missions leaders alike on how to prepare, execute, and continually improve communicative competence in a second language and cross-cultural setting.