This document is a slightly revised edition of a paper presented to the Church of Norway General Synod 2015. It explores the Church´s health-related services from a broad perspective:
- as health promotion,
- as help in coping with life,
- as medical treatment,
- as care for the sick.
In the document, the concept of health is discussed in relation to contemporary perspectives and understanding of health issues. The intention is to establish a deeper and more affirmative understanding that we as a Church share the vision of providing this important service to the world. The study brings forward theological insights and takes up professional health-related challenges.
The document has been developed through a work process that has included several seminars, consultation with different specialists and dialogue in the Contact Forum for Health and Church.