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Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3182a18d40
Feature: practice

Practicing the Code of Ethics, Finding the Image of God

Hoglund, Barbara A.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The Code of Ethics for Nurses gives a professional obligation to practice in a compassionate and respectful way that is unaffected by the attributes of the patient. This article explores the concept “made in the image of God” and the complexities inherent in caring for those perceived as exhibiting distorted images of God. While the Code provides a professional standard consistent with a biblical worldview, human nature impacts the ability to consistently act congruently with the Code. Strategies and nursing interventions that support development of practice from a biblical worldview and the Code of Ethics for Nurses are presented.

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