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Why Adventist Healthcare Still Matters – James Londis

Date: January 28, 2012

Speaker: Dr. James Londis

Position: Chair, Humanities Department, Kettering College, Ohio

Topic: “Why Adventist Healthcare Still Matters”

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 67

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Presentation: SDA healthcare has changed from 19th C. sanitariums (treated body & soul over several weeks with no government money) to 21st C. hospitals (multi-billion dollar enterprises, costly technology, quick turnarounds for higher profits, reams of paperwork).  Adventist care givers must heal the soul even if they cannot cure the body by showing love & caring, restoring patients to a sense of self-worth, pointing them to a loving God, focusing on their spiritual & emotional wellbeing.  Curing is one-way, but healing is transactional & benefits patients & caregivers.  God always answers prayers for healing (emotional, spiritual, psychological) even if He does not always cure the illness.

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