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Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3181fe7606
Feature: CE Connection

The Place of Dignity in Everyday Ethics

O'Mathúna, Dónal P.

Continued Education
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Although ethics is often thought of in terms of "life-and-death" matters, many everyday situations involve ethics. Human dignity, a more recent way of expressing the belief that humans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), captures the controversial notion that all humans are uniquely valuable and ought to be esteemed highly. Nurses have great opportunity to promote or demote dignity. A Christian holistic approach to ethics, exemplified by the narrative of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25–37), acknowledges the difficulty of always being ethical and integrates feeling, thinking, acting, and spirituality.

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