1st incision

1st incision

www.cmf.org.uk
Opening up the interface of Christian faith, medicine, nursing and health.


1st incision special - COVID-19: when demand outstrips supply
Jul 10 • 32 min
COVID-19 has had an impact on how health services decide who gets treated and how. These are not easy decisions, and in this special edition we take a Christian perspective on how the UK has responded to the pandemic
Series three recap & finale
Jun 26 • 6 min
We look back at the last three months and to the future of the podcast as we wrap up an eventful season three of the podcast
Miracles
Jun 12 • 18 min
Steve and David talk about miracles, and how Christian health professionals can consider their validity and relevance
Christian nurses ministering globally
May 29 • 20 min
Anne Biro shares her work with Christian nurses all over the world, and the significance of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the intensivist
May 22 • 12 min
Audrey shares the challenges facing her team at a Scottish ICU over the last three months, and how she has seen Jesus at work there.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the pharmacist
May 21 • 8 min
How has coronavirus changed things for pharmacists and drug dispensaries? We talk to Esther
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the prison doctor
May 20 • 14 min
Rachael work as a prison GP in the UK and the Philippines - how has COVID-19 changed things in prisons?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline, Kurdistan, Iraq
May 19 • 11 min
Dr Jannan is working in the refugee camps in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq - how is COVID-19 affecting those communities and what are they doing to protect a vulnerable population?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the paramedic
May 18 • 9 min
How has COVID-19 changed Ben’s work as a paramedic in the ambulance services, and how is his faith seeing him through the crisis?
Medical Mission, ‘Tentmaking’ and Finishing the Task
May 15 • 31 min
We talk to Dr Peter Saunders of ICMDA about what God is doing around the world through Christian health professionals.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - Spain
May 14 • 10 min
Spain has been one of the hardest hit countries in Europe, and Sara, a family doctor, has also had personal experience of recovering from Covid. How can we pray for her and her nation?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the palliative care specialist
May 13 • 7 min
COVID-19 has totally changed the way we care for those at the end of their lives. How is this taking a toll on palliative care specialists like Alice, and how is her faith helping her to care in adverse circumstances?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the psychiatrist
May 12 • 8 min
Hans shares some of the challenges that locdown and COVID-19 present to our mental health and looks at practical and positive strategies for staying mentally fit and well.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - sidelined
May 11 • 9 min
What’s it like when you are not in the frontline? We talk to Steve about being ‘sidelined’ in the COVID-19 crisis, and what God may be saying to those of us who are left feeling like onlookers.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the pain specialist
May 8 • 9 min
How does his faith shape Tom’s response to the needs of his patients as a specialist in managing chronic pain?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the neonatologist
May 7 • 11 min
Lee is trained in the care of very premature babies, but is using these skills to support adults with COVID-19 on ventilators at the London Nightingale Hospital. How is he reconciling what he is seeing there with his faith in a loving God?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the medical student volunteer
May 6 • 7 min
How has Rachel responded to having her medical studies interrupted? How is she making the best of the situation and making a positive input?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the paediatric nurse
May 5 • 9 min
How is Chelsea ‘s faith helping her, a paediatric nurse redeployed to a COVID-19 adult intensive care unit, to cope with the volume of seriously ill adults she is now dealing with instead of her usual work with seriously ill children
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the redeployed trainee
May 4 • 9 min
Ella shares how her faith is helping her adjust to the upheavals of being redeployed to a covid unit in the middle of her postgraduate medical training.
When Christians Disagree
May 1 • 26 min
With Christians joining CMF from different backgrounds we recognise a diversity of views on many issues. How do we separate what is doctrine from what is preference? Or what is holy from what is heresy? What does it look like to disagree well and be…
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the scientist
Apr 30 • 8 min
Tim shares the challenges of researching effective new treatments for COVID-19 and at how his Christian faith and science harmonise.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - CMF Catalyst Teams
Apr 29 • 11 min
We talk to Angela, Noel and Brian about how local CMF Catalyst Teams are working to unite, equip and encourage Christian health professionals to live and speak for Jesus Christ in their workplaces.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the surgical nurse
Apr 28 • 10 min
Gerogie shares the impact of COVID-19 on her work as a surgical nurse, her family and her ministry supporting Christian nursing and midwifery students
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - Australia
Apr 27 • 10 min
How are the churches and Christian health professionals coming together to respond to COVID-19 in Australia and the surrounding region?
Life Beyond COVID-19
Apr 25 • 47 min
Dr Patrick Dixon speaks on ‘Life beyond COVID-19’ at the CMF National Online Gathering on 25 April 2020
How long oh Lord? Finding hope when the storm clouds gather
Apr 25 • 47 min
Both of Jonty Allcorn’s talks from the book of Habakkuk from the CMF National Online Gathering, 25 April 2020
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the addictions specialist
Apr 24 • 8 min
Steve looks at the impact of COVID-19 on those trying to recover from addictions, and at ways we can support them during the lockdown
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the occupational therapist
Apr 23 • 10 min
How has Ruth’s work as an OT changed as a result of COVID-19, and how is her faith helping her to adapt?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the carer
Apr 22 • 7 min
Penny shares the anxieties, joys and positive opportunities she is finding as a domiciliary carer in the time of coronavirus
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the NHS 111 Advisor
Apr 21 • 7 min
Working on the NHS111 helpline, how is Daisy helping support the public and deal with their concerns about COVID-19?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - Teamwork
Apr 20 • 7 min
Hear how different teams around the health service are responding to the challenges of COVID-19, and how they are learning to support one another in new ways.
I Feel, Therefore I Am
Apr 17 • 40 min
Dr Jim Paul of L’Abri Fellowship explores the implications of letting our feelings define our reality
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the ENT surgeon
Apr 16 • 5 min
How is Audrey adapting as her team is re-deployed and her role changes in response to COVID-19
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the senior manager
Apr 15 • 8 min
Neil is a senior manager in the National Health Service (NHS) in London, leading a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). COVID-19 has meant that all the priorities and planning for the NHS across the capital has changed, and Neil has been part of one of…
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - New Zealand
Apr 14 • 8 min
We hear from Helen how doctors and Christians in New Zealand are gearing up to respond to COVID-19
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - Uganda
Apr 9 • 8 min
Dr Stephen shares how Uganda is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the hospital chaplains
Apr 8 • 10 min
Graham and Christine have seen hospital chaplaincy services become both more limited and more needed than ever during the COVID-19 crisis
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - Laos
Apr 7 • 9 min
Laos is just waking up to the reality, and nurse/midwife Alison is working hard to help the impoverished community where she works to respond to the coming crisis.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the trainee anaesthetist
Apr 6 • 7 min
Alice shares the stresses and strains of managing in a critical care unit during the pandemic, and how her faith keeps her grounded.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the perinatal psychiatrist
Apr 5 • 8 min
Abi is a perinatal psychiatrist (looking after mums and babies) in London. During a lockdown, vulnerable mothers face particular challenges, yet can only access services remotely. Maintaining services and communications with colleagues as well as…
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - Indonesia
Apr 4 • 10 min
Dr Alva share the challenges and opportunities for Christian health workers responding to COVID-19 in Indonesia
Personal well-being and going the distance
Apr 3 • 24 min
The well-being of doctors, midwives and nurses has become a very topical issue. The General Medical Council has recently released a report looking at the systemic and organisational factors that lead to clinician stress. The British Medical Association…
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the Caribbean
Apr 2 • 9 min
How is Khara, an internal medicine doctor working in Barbados, facing the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting to her country and healthcare system?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the A&E doctor
Apr 1 • 5 min
Working in an emergency department (A&E), Ed is seeing his workload and challenges change drastically due to COVID-19, but he is not fearful or anxious.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - India
Mar 31 • 7 min
we talk to Santhosh, a physician working on the India/Nepal border about how Christian hospitals are coping, and what is God showing them in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the medical registrar
Mar 30 • 6 min
As more and more patients with covid symptoms are turning up at the hospital, how does medical registrar David find God is helping him?
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the international medical student
Mar 29 • 6 min
Unable to return home to Canada or to finish her studies, international medical student Naomi is finding God opening new doorways as she remains in Ireland.
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the missionary midwife
Mar 28 • 4 min
How will COVID-19 the daily challenge that Beth the midwife faces of caring for vulnerable mothers and newborns in the Philippines
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the medical student
Mar 27 • 7 min
What does COVID-19 mean for health professionals in training?
COVID-19 Voices from the frontline - the ITU nurse
Mar 26 • 7 min
How does Adi’s faith prepare him for the challenges ahead as a nurse in an intensive care unit
COVID-19 voices from the frontline - the GP
Mar 25 • 8 min
James shares the pressures being faced by GPs and community health services as the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies
Coronavirus and Costly Love
Mar 20 • 25 min
In this episode we explore how Christians have been at the forefront of treating the sick in plagues and pandemics, including birthing the whole nursing profession.
Christian leadership in healthcare
Feb 21 • 33 min
Dr James Tomlinson helps us explore the opportunities and challenges for Christians in leadership. What should distinguish us as Christians leaders? Is leadership in clinical practice as valid as in the church? Why should we even consider leading in…
Strength in diversity: men and women undertaking arduous training
Jan 31 • 23 min
John Greenall chats to RAF doctor Rob about his research on men and women during arduous training.
Medical corruption and conflict of interest
Jan 3 • 28 min
We hear a lot about corruption as a scourge affecting developing countries, but we often assume it is not something that close to home for those of us living and working in the West. But the reality of medical corruption and conflict of interest affects…
3,500 decisions a day
Dec 13, 2019 • 23 min
Noel and Laura Aruparayil discuss how Christian health professionals can manange the overload of choices we face every day.
Love Thy Body
Nov 29, 2019 • 54 min
John Greenall talks to Nancy Pearcey about worldview, values and a biblical understanding of the human body.
Being confident in your faith at your place of work
Nov 15, 2019 • 29 min
John talks to Ros Turner of Transform Work UK about being salt and light at work
The worldwide family of Christian medics and dentists
Nov 1, 2019 • 22 min
John Greenall talks to Esther, Hedwin and Augustine about what God is doing globally through fellowships of Christian doctors and dentists.
1 incision season 1 round-up
Sep 29, 2019 • 2 min
End of season wrap-up
The issues around transgender in children
Sep 27, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode we look at issues around the care and treatment of transgender children.
Toolbox for effective prayer
Sep 13, 2019 • 26 min
Dr Mark shares some helpful, practical advice for praying effectively in the midst of the pressures of working as a Christian medic or nurse.
Caring for transgender patients
Aug 30, 2019 • 28 min
Dr Kate talks to Dr James Howitt about how we care compassionately for transgender patients
Medical politics
Aug 16, 2019 • 18 min
Dr Melody Redman on why and how Christian health professionals can engage in advocacy, medical and nursing politics and Biblical social justice
Ethical contraception
Aug 2, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode Dr James Howitt is joined by Dr Laurence Crutchlow to consider the ethics of contraception
Burnout
Jul 19, 2019 • 23 min
Dr Sunil Raheja talks to Dr James Howitt about ‘burnout
Mindfulness
Jul 9, 2019 • 28 min
Dr James Howitt talks to Dr James May about ‘mindfulness’ and how we deal critically with this increasingly popular, but poorly understood mental health practice.