Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall 1996, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe
Letter to the Editor
I enjoyed your report on medical work by Christians here [in Moscow], East-West Church & Ministry Report 4
(Summer 1996), 6-9. My wife, Beverly Bishop, has developed a very
effective continuing education project known as Medical
Professional Skill Enhancements (MPSE). After helping Carla Sunberg
launch her Russian medical outreach [NAZCOM] Bev developed and wrote
five modules to be taught in medical facilities across Russia and the
CIS. They include physical assessment; social, psychological, and
spiritual aspects of medical care; community health; medical
management; and the nurse as educator. In addition, modules on
pediatrics and specialized disease treatment are under development.
When the U.S. Agency for International Development was seeking to
upgrade skills for Russian medical personnel at Kremlin Clinic #1,
where President Yeltsin is treated, they chose MPSE's module on
Bev has published three workbooks in Russian and has two more ready
for the publisher. The program introduces not only new medical concepts
and skills but a Christian world view and its practical application in
a medical context. MPSE has also arranged faculty programs with Seattle
Pacific University and Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition, 30
nurses from Seattle Pacific University, Indiana Wesleyan, and the
University of North Dakota have each given two weeks of their time to
come to Russia to teach an MPSE module. The project is jointly
sponsored by Mission Aviation Fellowship and the Christian and
Missionary Alliance Church.
Executive Director for Arrangements
Andy Bishop, Letter to the Editor, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 4 (Fall 1996), 12.
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