Student Essay Project 2018Annual Gathering 2018: Stories of Healing
In conjunction with
Annual Gathering 2018
Anabaptist students in all healthcare disciplines are eligible to submit an essay in connection with Annual Gathering 2018, June 22-24, 2018 at Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio. Share your perspective on the theme: “Stories of Healing.”
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- Enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate, professional, residency, fellowship, or internship program relating to health (physical, mental, or spiritual).
- Support of the Mission of MHF to be an interdisciplinary community of Anabaptist health professionals which seeks to nurture the integration of faith and practice, to provide opportunities for dialogue on health-related issues, and to address specific needs through education, advocacy, and service.
- Describe an experience or project (scholarly, professional, or extramural) through which you witnessed or participated in a story of healing.
- Define the challenges and opportunities of individuals of your profession in creating opportunities for hearing the underlying stories of patients/clients/colleagues.
- Discuss the influence of Anabaptist values of Biblical and historical storytelling on professional practices of listening carefully to the stories of others.
- Essay under 2,000 words (preferred format)
- Submitted as a digital document in MS Word or compatible format.
- Alternative formats will be considered if the idea is submitted by February 1, 2018.
(Any or all of the following may be given)
- Complimentary registration for Annual Gathering 2018) Up to 3 awards to be granted. Upon request, registration waiver may be deferred one year or an alternative gift given.
- Publication or feature in the Mennonite Health Journal.
- Opportunity to present your work at the MHF Annual Gathering 2018 in Bluffton
- Email essay content to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2017 with the subject “Student Essay Project.” Essays should be in a MS Word compatible format.
- Contact the MHF Office for details on submitting art or video content.
- Include a photo (JPG or PNG) and brief biography explaining your current position and future career goals.
- Awards will be announced on or about March 19, 2017.
2017 Essay Project
Below are essays from the 2017 Essay Project winners. The contest was held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Gathering, June 23-25 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Students at any level (undergraduate, graduate, professional, residency, fellowship, or internship program) were invited to share their perspective on the theme of the 2017 MHF Annual Gathering: Creating Healing Environments.
Participants were asked to submit an essay under one of these topis:
- Describe an experience or project (scholarly, professional, or extramural) through which you witnessed or facilitated a healing environment
- Define the challenges and opportunities of individuals of your profession in creating healing environments for individuals and communities
- Discuss the influence of Anabaptist values and practices on creating healing environments as a health professional.
Alternately, students could submit a video or a work of art with accompanying statement
Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4, May 26, 2017 Creating Healing Environments Jessica Clasen, RN Read in PDF Providing a healing environment is essential to patient-centered care and aids in reducing anxiety and stress. Healing is not the same as...
Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, May 11, 2017 Medical Mission Trip to Nicaragua Milan Sheth Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship 2017 Essay Scholarship Read in PDF It is a privilege and a blessing to be in a position to help those in need. In the Bible, Jesus...
Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, May 8, 2017 The Healing Power of Story Beth Toner, MJ, RN Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship 2017 Essay Scholarship Read in PDF The shift report might have sounded something like this: "82-year-old female, status post-fall in...