Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 1320–1330 | Cite as

Evangelical Doctors Belief and Practice: A Case Study of the Wellington Christian Medical Fellowship, New Zealand 1971–1980

  • Zoe IrvineEmail author
Original Paper


This paper presents a critical analysis of the proceedings of the Wellington Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) during the 1970s. Formation of the CMF, contemporaneous and historical influences, new traditions, and key events are discussed as they arise in the narrative of the case study. Interaction between cultural and religious influences on medical practice is a recurring theme relevant to other bicultural or multicultural nations with significant health inequalities.


New Zealand Treaty of Waitangi Christian Medical doctors 



The author would like to acknowledge the support and guidance of Dr Jack Havill, ONZM, in preparing this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kenepuru Community HospitalWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Royal New Zealand College of Urgent CareAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.WellingtonNew Zealand

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