This means that man was created in the likeness of character. Man was given the ability to love, to forgive, to reason, and to gather wisdom and knowledge. Although man was created with the ability to do good, he was also given free will and the ability to choose. From these gifts, man can determine his personal worldview, ethics, and morals. This is important to healthcare because since God made man in his image, humans are to be treated with dignity and respect (White, 2020). “Within the context of medical practice, nurses should see the imago Dei as being of vital importance because of the intrinsic value and equal worth that are a result of this view of human beings” (White, 2020).

White, N. (2020). Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision making in health care. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi413v/practicing-dignity-an-introduction-to-christian-values-and-decision-making-in-health-care/v1.1/#/home