Refer to the GCU Introduction, The Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy and the three concepts of the “healing environment” found in chapters 7-9 of Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing. What is the phenomenology of illness and disease (i.e. the personal “what it is like”)? Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
What is a personal analysis of your own experience with illness and disease and how several factors colored that experience? How can you relate to The Death of Ivan Ilych?
What is the Christian concept of the imago dei? How might it be relevant to our unique approach in health care and why is it important?