Phi 413 topic 2 week 2 dq1 and 2 (3 examples).
Imago Dei: The concept of human beings created as God’s likeness. This concept has profound effects on how we see ourselves, our relationships with God and other people. This concept is useful in healthcare to highlight the dignity and value of all patients, regardless of their circumstances or beliefs. Imago Dei helps us recognize that everyone is created in God’s image. It also reminds of the importance of showing compassion to others and treating them with respect.
This belief is relevant because it emphasizes the importance of honoring life, from conception to natural death. As medical practitioners, it is important to remember that no matter what stage a person’s life is at—whether it’s a newborn infant or an elderly patient nearing the end—they are made in the image of God and should be treated accordingly. The culture of healthcare can be improved by treating all patients equally, regardless of their ethnicity, religious beliefs or other external factors. Additionally, upholding this values allows us to recognize our own limitations as physicians since ultimately only God can judge each individual’s soul; something which should affect our practice when making difficult ethical decisions involving healthcare treatments or organ donations etc.. The imago Dei is a reminder to us that we can still treat people with compassion and kindness despite the fact that our imperfections are there.