What is the Christian concept of the imago Dei? How might it be important to health care, and why is it relevant? 

Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references within five years.

Week7 Discussion

Ebook attached below: Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach 7th Edition

Take a look at the presentation and answer those two questions:

  • What food items within the current daycare menus for each school was culturally significant to your various cultural group presented?
  • What are some of the differences between the two daycare centers you chose to analyze?

APA format (6th ed.) and is free of errors       


Grammar and mechanics are free of errors free of Plagiarism   

References: Use your book, the outside source must be within the last 5 yrs, Scholarly Article or Nurse journals within the last 5 yrs

Type out the questions and respond to the question in APA format with citation and very detailed responses

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 15, 16
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating Option 1:

  • Option 1: The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed almost a century ago and has still not been added to the United States Constitution. It is supposed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It was first introduced to Congress by Alice Paul, leader of women’s suffrage movement in 1923. Compare/contrast the Equal Rights Amendment with the Fourteenth Amendment. Did they deal with separate concepts? Explain your answer.


This is the best way to summarize the Christian concept of Imago Dei, or “the image of God”: the first 27 chapters of Genesis

Then God said, “Let us create man in our image, likeness, and likeness. They should be given control of everything from fish to birds to livestock, as well as “every creeping thing that crawls on the ground.” In other words, God made men and women “in his image, after his likeness; in the likeness of God he created them.” (Religion Facts, 2017).

In the field of health care, this is important because we must see others as God sees them. Taking care of patients who are difficult, mean, unappreciative, cruel, etc., is not always simple to say the least. I didn’t become a nurse so that I could pick and choose who I cared for; I became a nurse so that I could help people and aid in their healing while providing the best care possible.


Note two:

The imago dei is a Christian concept of what?

“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,” explains Imago dei, or “the image of God” (Shelly & Miller, 2006). Imago dei (God’s image) is a theological term that refers exclusively to human beings and has its origins in the Genesis narrative. The term “Imago dei” does not refer to our literal likeness to God, but rather to our moral, spiritual, and intellectual characteristics (pbs.org, n.d.).

When and why does it matter in terms of healthcare?

What drew Mother Teresa to the sick and dying in Calcutta was the imago dei—the same imago dei that Christians throughout history have used as a motivation to care for those in need (Shelly & Miller, 2006). One of the things that motivates medical professionals to provide compassionate care to the sick and dying is their belief that all people are made in the image of God. the care giver (physician, nurse, social worker, psychologist or whatever) no longer remains simply a fellow human being in distress but also likeness of the eternal God” in an article titled The Religious Foundations of Health Care (Sevensky, 1983). When health care workers and patients become aware of each other’s sanctity, it transforms their relationship, Sevensky says (Sevensky, 1983). Human rights in the West are founded on the concept of imago dei, which also serves as the foundation for the legal system, as well as for health care and social service organizations (Shelly & Miller, 2006).


God’s Image (Image of God). (n.d.). From http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/theogloss/imago-body.html on January 12th, 2017.

Richard L. Sevensky, Jr. (1983). A Conceptual Approach to Health Care’s Religious Foundations. 165-169 in Journal of Medical Ethics. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1059326?pubcode=PMC1059326&pdf=jmedeth00010-0037.pdf

The authors are Shelly, J.A. ; and Miller, A.B. (2006). A Christian Worldview for Nursing: Called to Care (Second ed.). Accessing https://viewer.gcu.edu/UGPTQ4 on January 12th, 2017