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Best Practices in Short Term Medical Missions Ron Brown, M.A. Associate Director GHOCMDA Nov. 12, 2010.

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1 Best Practices in Short Term Medical Missions Ron Brown, M.A. Associate Director GHOCMDA Nov. 12, 2010

2 Presentation Outline Philosophy of Ministry Philosophy of Ministry Partnership with Local Host Ministry Partnership with Local Host Ministry Preparing and Recruiting Preparing and Recruiting Local Host Responsibility Local Host Responsibility Arrival and Clinic Week Arrival and Clinic Week Extracurricular Activities Extracurricular Activities Leave Taking/ Farewell/ Re-Entry Leave Taking/ Farewell/ Re-Entry

3 Philosophy of Ministry Purpose Purpose Use short-term medical missions for a long-term impact Use short-term medical missions for a long-term impact Host Ministry / Patients / Participants Host Ministry / Patients / Participants Local Church is Priority Local Church is Priority Goals Goals Use medical / dental clinics to open doors for evangelism and discipleship Use medical / dental clinics to open doors for evangelism and discipleship Matt 28: 19 Go and make disciples of all nations… Matt 28: 19 Go and make disciples of all nations…

4 Philosophy of Ministry Contd Servant Attitude Servant Attitude Use Jesus model of being a servant Use Jesus model of being a servant Came to serve, not be served Came to serve, not be served Washed feet!!! Washed feet!!! Be a learner Be a learner Learn and apply principles of Biblical humility, cross cultural sensitivity Learn and apply principles of Biblical humility, cross cultural sensitivity Serve to empower local church / local ministries Serve to empower local church / local ministries

5 Partnership with Local Host Ministry Pastor (s) Pastor (s) Missionary Missionary Para Church Group Para Church Group Local Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, etc. Local Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, etc.

6 Partnership Contd Keys: Keys: Going to serve them vs. * Dependency Issues Going to serve them vs. * Dependency Issues Going to help them plant, grow and strengthen their local church Going to help them plant, grow and strengthen their local church Often requires an initial site visit to prepare for successful outreach with minimal surprises Often requires an initial site visit to prepare for successful outreach with minimal surprises

7 Preparing and Recruiting Spiritual and Cross Cultural Preparation Spiritual and Cross Cultural Preparation Books, Articles, Web pages Books, Articles, Web pages Team Composition Team Composition Team Leadership: Medical/ Dental/ Spiritual Directors Team Leadership: Medical/ Dental/ Spiritual Directors Team of 20 = 4-6 providers, 1-2 dentists, dental hygienist/ assistant, 1-2 pharmacist, 3-4 RNs, PT, 3+ logistics Team of 20 = 4-6 providers, 1-2 dentists, dental hygienist/ assistant, 1-2 pharmacist, 3-4 RNs, PT, 3+ logistics Nationals compliment team in registration, logistics, crowd control, counseling/ evangelism, drinks & meals, travel, discipleship & follow up Nationals compliment team in registration, logistics, crowd control, counseling/ evangelism, drinks & meals, travel, discipleship & follow up

8 Preparing and Recruiting Contd Budget Budget Travel Travel In-Country Expenses In-Country Expenses Formulary, Supplies, Gifts, etc. Formulary, Supplies, Gifts, etc. Fund Raising Fund Raising Letter Letter Family and Friends Family and Friends Local Church Local Church Civic Groups Civic Groups

9 Preparing and Recruiting Contd Formulary (Medical Director, Pharmacist) Formulary (Medical Director, Pharmacist) Equipment Equipment Triage, Lab and supplies Triage, Lab and supplies Dental Dental Extractions Extractions Restorative - more equipment intensive Restorative - more equipment intensive Community Health Materials, Wheel chairs, etc. Community Health Materials, Wheel chairs, etc. Readers, Sunglasses Readers, Sunglasses

10 Local Host Responsibilities Strategic Purpose for Medical Clinics Strategic Purpose for Medical Clinics Why are we going to this place at this time? Why are we going to this place at this time? What are long term goals and purpose What are long term goals and purpose Registration of Docs + In-Country Registration of Docs + In-Country Customs and Immigration Customs and Immigration Be Proactive, Know what is needed!!! Be Proactive, Know what is needed!!! Mexico, Nicaragua, China, India Mexico, Nicaragua, China, India * Security Concerns * Security Concerns

11 Local Host Responsibilities Contd Interpreters: Key Players!!! Interpreters: Key Players!!! Promote Volunteerism, Kingdom Mindset Promote Volunteerism, Kingdom Mindset Evangelism, Counseling, Discipleship / Evangelism, Counseling, Discipleship / Follow-up Follow-up Promotion of Clinic Week (s) Promotion of Clinic Week (s) Logistics of Travel, Lodging, Meals, Water, etc. Logistics of Travel, Lodging, Meals, Water, etc.

12 * Security * Areas of Concern for You Areas of Concern for You Open or Closed / Limited access country Open or Closed / Limited access country Police, Public Security Bureau, etc. Police, Public Security Bureau, etc. Vehicle Safety and Accidents Vehicle Safety and Accidents Buddy System Buddy System

13 Security Contd Insurance Insurance Adams and Associates Adams and Associates Red 24 Red 24 Orientation for: Crisis Management Plan Orientation for: Crisis Management Plan Hostage Situations, War, Natural Disasters Hostage Situations, War, Natural Disasters Governmental Action, Governmental Coup Governmental Action, Governmental Coup Events that create negative public attention Events that create negative public attention Terrorist action or threat Terrorist action or threat Multiple deaths, Kidnapping, Criminal Actions Multiple deaths, Kidnapping, Criminal Actions

14 Arrival and Clinic Week (Adapt to Open or Closed Country) Orientation with Team Leader & Medical Director Orientation with Team Leader & Medical Director Local Pastors Local Pastors Local Physicians Local Physicians Set up Medical Clinic Set up Medical Clinic Set up Dental Clinic Set up Dental Clinic Set up Pharmacy/ Pre-packing meds Set up Pharmacy/ Pre-packing meds

15 Clinic Layout School is Ideal / Complex with central gate School is Ideal / Complex with central gate Church with classrooms Church with classrooms Registration by local team members Registration by local team members Counseling / Evangelism end of clinic Counseling / Evangelism end of clinic Local pastors decide Local pastors decide Local believers to lead Local believers to lead Triage Triage Consults Consults Pharmacy Pharmacy

16 Maximize Filter, Flow, Patient consideration Outside waiting area / Gate Keeper!!! Outside waiting area / Gate Keeper!!! Filter to Registration area Filter to Registration area Quiet area for counseling/ evangelism Quiet area for counseling/ evangelism Triage Triage Organize Consults by special needs Organize Consults by special needs GYN/ PEDS/ Portable Ultrasound/ etc. GYN/ PEDS/ Portable Ultrasound/ etc. Basics each consult Basics each consult Analgesics, vitamins, anti-parasite Analgesics, vitamins, anti-parasite Pharmacy placement near exit Pharmacy placement near exit

17 Clinic Function Other clinics / Com. Health training/ Reading and Sun Glasses, others Other clinics / Com. Health training/ Reading and Sun Glasses, others Counseling area (Evangelism/ Discipleship) Counseling area (Evangelism/ Discipleship) Maximize Patient Flow Maximize Patient Flow Local church participation/ Local Health Care Professionals Partnership Local church participation/ Local Health Care Professionals Partnership

18 Team Spiritual Development (Spiritual Director) Team Devotions AM/ PM Team Devotions AM/ PM Volunteers to lead AM Volunteers to lead AM Music Worship Music Worship Another share their testimony Another share their testimony Team Pastor for PM/ deeper Bible Study Team Pastor for PM/ deeper Bible Study Early AM optional accountability groups Early AM optional accountability groups Men and Women Men and Women Evening Debriefing/ Grand Rounds Evening Debriefing/ Grand Rounds Coordinate with Team Leader, Medical Dir and Spiritual Dir Coordinate with Team Leader, Medical Dir and Spiritual Dir God Sightings God Sightings

19 Extracurricular Activities Focus on serving local pastors and community Focus on serving local pastors and community Childrens Program / Mini VBS Childrens Program / Mini VBS Pastors Conference/ Training Pastors Conference/ Training Great way to engage the local pastors, local ministries dedicated to pastor training, discipleship Great way to engage the local pastors, local ministries dedicated to pastor training, discipleship GO International GO International Downline Ministries Downline Ministries Music/ Drama (Best done by local hosts) Music/ Drama (Best done by local hosts) Crusade for Christ (locally directed) Crusade for Christ (locally directed)

20 Leave Taking/ Farewell/ Re-Entry Final Fellowship Dinner with local partners Final Fellowship Dinner with local partners Recognition of Local Pastors, Hosts, Spouses Recognition of Local Pastors, Hosts, Spouses Appropriate gifts, Special Thank You!!! Appropriate gifts, Special Thank You!!! In-Country follow up In-Country follow up Discipleship/ Medical/ Dental/ Surgical Discipleship/ Medical/ Dental/ Surgical Final Debriefing evening (weekend) with team Final Debriefing evening (weekend) with team Re-Entry Booklet/ Devotional Re-Entry Booklet/ Devotional Review Re-Entry issues, team help each other Review Re-Entry issues, team help each other Face to Face, phone, , etc. Face to Face, phone, , etc.

21 Accountability Team Team Family Family Home Church Home Church Acts 1:8 Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Uttermost Acts 1:8 Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Uttermost Church Missions Committee Church Missions Committee Local Outreaches / Inner City/ Un- and Under- insured clinics, Native Indian communities Local Outreaches / Inner City/ Un- and Under- insured clinics, Native Indian communities

22 Taking it to the Next Level Saline Solution Conference/ DVD Set by CMDA Saline Solution Conference/ DVD Set by CMDA Impact on your own practice Impact on your own practice Spanish version Spanish version Multiply efforts in community, state, professional associations, etc. Multiply efforts in community, state, professional associations, etc. Perspectives Course on the World Christian Movement Perspectives Course on the World Christian Movement 15 week class on the Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic Perspective 15 week class on the Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic Perspective

23 Taking it to Next Level Contd WARNING!!! Focus on Completing the Great Commission… WARNING!!! Focus on Completing the Great Commission… This could lead to Full-Time Medical Mission Call This could lead to Full-Time Medical Mission Call Tim Peklo, Tom Boeve, Mark and Mona, Tom Hoak, Rachel Middleton, Tom Bonifield, Dan Johnson, to name a few families and individuals in recent years… Tim Peklo, Tom Boeve, Mark and Mona, Tom Hoak, Rachel Middleton, Tom Bonifield, Dan Johnson, to name a few families and individuals in recent years…

24 Taking it to Next Level Contd Remember why we do this Remember why we do this Its not about us Its not about us ITS ALL ABOUT HIM ITS ALL ABOUT HIM No Reserve No Reserve No Retreat No Retreat No Regrets No Regrets Life and Death of William Borden

25 Resources Site Visit Form / GHO Site Visit Form / GHO Mission Survival Kit Mission Survival Kit David Stevens, MD/ Gene Rudd, MD David Stevens, MD/ Gene Rudd, MD CMDA Bookstore CHE Community Health Evangelism CHE Community Health Evangelism (Education) (Education)

26 Resources Contd Community Health Materials Community Health Materials Ripe for Harvest / Coming Home: A Deeper Roots Publication Ripe for Harvest / Coming Home: A Deeper Roots Publication Chorus Booklet GHO Chorus Booklet GHO Saline Solution CMDA Saline Solution CMDA

27 Resources Contd Perspectives Course Perspectives Course * Dependency Issues Glenn Schwartz * Dependency Issues Glenn Schwartz World Wide Lab World Wide Lab Dental Handbook for Short-Term Mission Trips Dental Handbook for Short-Term Mission Trips Jack Shuler, DDS, FAGD Nardos J. Shuler Jack Shuler, DDS, FAGD Nardos J. Shuler World Dental Relief World Dental Relief

28 Resources Contd Fund Raising Letter Sample GHO Fund Raising Letter Sample GHO Formulary Sample GHO Formulary Sample GHO H. Bruce Carr H. Bruce Carr Praxis Meds Praxis Meds IDA IDA Evangecube Evangecube Readers from Sharkeyes L.A., CA Readers from Sharkeyes L.A., CA $.67 a pair $.67 a pair

29 Resources Contd Books for Spiritual Preparation Books for Spiritual Preparation Jesus MD / David Stevens, MD CMDA bookstore Jesus MD / David Stevens, MD CMDA bookstore Miracle at Tenwek / The Life of Dr. Ernie Steury by Gregg Lewis CMDA bookstore Miracle at Tenwek / The Life of Dr. Ernie Steury by Gregg Lewis CMDA bookstore Humility C J MaHanney Humility C J MaHanney Pursuit of God A W Tozer Pursuit of God A W Tozer Biographies of Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Cameron Townsend, others Biographies of Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Cameron Townsend, others


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