East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall 1996, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe


Letter to the Editor

Dear 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 physical assessment.

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.

Andy Bishop
Executive Director for Arrangements
The CoMission 


Andy Bishop, Letter to the Editor, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 4 (Fall 1996), 12.

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1996 Institute for East-West Christian Studies
ISSN 1069-5664


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