I NEED A POSITIVE COMMENT BASED IN THIS ARGUMENT..BETWEEN 150-200 WORDSWhat is the Christian concept of the imago dei?Imago dei doesnt mean that we reflect Gods image in the literal sense but in His moral spiritual and intellectual nature (pbs.org n.d.).Imago dei or the image of God is the Christian understanding of human beings as created in the image of God bestows dignity and honor on every person regardless of social mental or physical status (Shelly & Miller 2006). Imago dei (image of God) is a theological term that applies only to humans and has its roots in the biblical book of Genesis.How might it be important to healthcare and why is it relevant?The term imago dei is relevant because it forms the basis of Western societys understanding of human rights and undergirds our legal system as well as our health care and social service agencies (Shelly & Miller 2006). It was the imago dei that drove Mother Teresa to care for the sick and dying in Calcutta as it has motivated Christians throughout the centuries to care for the poor the sick and the disenfranchised (Shelly & Miller 2006). We are all created by the and only true and living creator and knowing that another human being is created in the image of God is one motivation that every health care workers should want to have care for a sick human being and give the dying a peaceful and comforting death. In an article titled The Religious Foundations of Health Care the author states it remains true that for the care giver (physician nurse social worker psychologist or whatever) the other (the patient the client) no longer remains simply a fellow human being in distress but also a likeness of the eternal God (Sevensky 1983). Sevensky goes on to state that this awareness transforms the relationship between health care worker and patient into recognition of the sanctity of the other (Sevensky 1983).Its very interesting to see how my life reflect the image of God. As a nurse I treat my patients how I want to be treated. The bible says do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We are all created in HIS image. Regardless of who we are and the position we hold we should never think of anyone lesser than us. Being a Christian allows me to be a better nurse. On many occasions I want to give up but whenever I think about this awesome field in which GOD has placed me to make a change in someones life it gives me hope to continue another day.References:Imago Dei (Image of God). (n.d.). Retrieved January 12 2017 from http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/theogloss/imago-body.htmlSevensky R. L. (1983). The Religious Foundations of Health Care: A Conceptual Approach. Journal of Medical Ethics 165-169. Retrieved January 12 2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1059326/pdf/jmedeth00010-0037.pdf.Shelly J. A. & Miller A. B. (2006).Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing(Second ed.). Retrieved January 12 2017 from https://viewer.gcu.edu/UGPTQ4
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