Health Work

A phrase common in Seventh-day Adventist usage, meaning not only the profession of medicine, but other phases of the healing arts such as nursing, dentistry, dietetics, the various paramedical techniques, and health education. The following categories may be enumerated: a. Education of health professions and allied health professionals. b. Preventive medicine and health education, Better Living centers. c. Clinical medicine and dentistry. d. Health evangelism. e. Health care institutions and other facilities. For reasons Seventh-day Adventists pay significant attention to questions of health, see Health Principles . Seventh-day Adventists hold that it is in the very nature of Christian life and faith to exercise compassion toward those who need help, to aid both soul and body. This concept...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.