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Save a Life Save the World

Fruh, Sharon PhD, RN; Jezek, Kenda PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.CNJ.0000365991.77216.4e
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The ancient Hebrew principle of Pikuach Nephesh, "He who saves a life saves the world entire," took precedence in the healing ministry of Jesus. Today, when Christian nurses persist in serving others, striving to achieve compassion and professional excellence, they too uphold the law of "preserving life."

How does the ancient Hebrew principle of Pikuach Nephesh, "He who saves a life saves the world entire," impact Christian nursing today?

Sharon Fruh, PhD, RN, is faculty at the University of South Alabama, Mobile. She is an adjunct faculty member at Oral Roberts University, Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kenda Jezek, PhD, RN, is Dean of the Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, Oral Roberts University. Kenda has a strong commitment to home and foreign medical missions.

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