MEDICINE IN REMOTE PLACES: A Personal Reflection on Medical Mission PB
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- ISBN 9781916905801
- Author BURNESS IAN
- Pub Date 01/01/2021
Medicine in Remote Places is a personal reflection on the challenges. variety and sheer unpredictability of mission health care in a remote area of Central Africa. Although the events described took place some years ago....
Medicine in Remote Places is a personal reflection on the challenges. variety and sheer unpredictability of mission health care in a remote area of Central Africa. Although the events described took place some years ago, the realities of working in an isolated tropical environment are still challenging. This book is more than an interesting story, but an examination of mission practise in the 21st Century.
About the Author
: Ian Burness grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to faith as a boy. He studied medicine at Aberdeen University where he met and married Margaret, a teacher. After postgraduate training, they followed the call of God on their lives and went to Africa in 1979, where Ian helped to develop and lead a mission hospital on the Zambian/Angolan border. After eleven years there, they returned to the UK for family needs and moved to Bath, where Ian worked with Echoes of Service, a mission service organisation, from 1992 until 2015. Ian is part of the IBCM Network Board, a member of the Shared Hope Team and on the board of Opal Trust. He published 'From Glasgow to Garenganze, F.S Arnot and Nineteenth Century Africa Mision' in 2017. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
'Here is real medical and surgical drama, tales of adaptability, the re-purposing of tools, working at the limits of possibility on patients whose fortitude is truly amazing - these are the realities of an attempt to deliver compassionate, high quality healthcare in a resource poor setting.'
David Galloway, Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Professor of Surgery, University of Glasgow
'This is an excellent book for Christians or anyone thinking of going overseas to serve as a missionary.'
Kelvin Samwata, Christian Leader in Zambia
'The questions for personal reflection makes this more than a book about personal exploits; it will facilitate church leaders in their sending role, family and friends in understanding issues for missionary support and prospective missionaries, on how to prepare for service.'
John Aitken, Former General Director, Echoes International
Publisher- Echoes International
Published July 2021
Paperback 145 pages with colour images and maps