This course focuses on healthcare approaches that are beneficial and acceptable to the patient and their family members. The object of patient-centered care is to educate the patient and keep them updated regarding their health so that they can engage in making informed decisions in the management of their illness.
Students need to familiarize themselves with the personal value system of the individual patient and select those patient-centered principles that will optimally conform to these discovered values in order that patient compliance and satisfaction will be maximally realized.
This course will emphasize the importance of individualizing healthcare and encouraging patient participation that will be personally perceived by the patient as meaningful and helpful.
Providing individual attention to the patient with respect to inquiring about and complying with their personal preferences and needs instills hope and peace during their suffering.
One of the best ways to fulfill the Great Commission is to compassionately reach out to the physically and spiritually sick.
This course will contextualize Biblical healing by individualizing patient care in any situational or cultural setting with emphasis on the patient’s personal preferences.
Through their ministry of healthcare medicine, students will increasingly appreciate the global applicability of gospel-cultural syncretism.
Students will exit the course with the self-confidence to apply contemporary medicine interfaced with Biblical precepts in any cultural setting.
Students will be repeatedly tasked to rethink and rework their health management approaches in order to favorably match them to the patient’s desires.