The 's Belief System A Worldview

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Introduction Based upon one’s belief system a worldview is developed. This is reflective of the religion an individual associates with. This religion, gives meaning to life, allowing one to gain an understanding of the world. Since this understanding can be interpreted in various ways, people develop differing worldviews. Noting the differences between various forms of faith is extremely important in the health care field in order to promote healing within the patient. The health care professionals must be able to ensure that the form of care being provided does not offend or go against the patient’s belief system. Two major religions that exist in the world today are Christianity and Scientology. In Christianity, faith is centered on…show more content…
This allows one to honor the work of God, thus, fulfilling their spiritual need to ensure his/her health. In addition, during his/her walk with God, a relationship and knowledge of God’s word and love is obtained. The bible states, “I am the way and the truth and the life,” allowing Christian’s to gain an understanding of knowledge though God (John 14:6, NIV). Another aspect of Christianity is seen through the biblical teachings, where a connection between one’s physical being and spirituality is made. From a health care perspective, this creates a sense of healing as the individual is seen as whole in both a physical and spiritual sense. Jesus died upon the cross as a physical being in one of the most powerful sacrifices in history. Through this act, He defines what it means to live by God’s word and through God’s love. Therefore, a Christian patient should follow in Jesus’ footsteps, defining and glorifying God’s love, ensuring that he/she is living through God’s word. By achieving glorification of God and correctly living through His word, one becomes spiritually healthy which transfers to physical health as well. With these aspects of Christianity, a health care professional should treat a Christian patient as having intrinsic value; meaning, one is not defined by an illness, but as a child of God, a human
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