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Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision-making in health care.

Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision-making in health care.

Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision-making in health care.

Worldview Analysis and Personal Inventory

Assessment Description

Based on the required topic Resources, write a reflection about worldview and respond to following:

  1. In 250-300 words, explain the Christian perspective of the nature of spirituality and ethics in contrast to the perspective of postmodern relativism within health care.
  2. In 250-300 words, explain what scientism is and describe two of the main arguments against it.
  3. In 750-1,000 words, answer each of the worldview questions according to your own personal perspective and worldview:
    1. What is ultimate reality?
    2. What is the nature of the universe?
    3. What is a human being?
    4. What is knowledge?
    5. What is your basis of ethics?
    6. What is the purpose of your existence?

Remember to support your reflection with the topic Resources.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Introduction

This first week’s assignment, the Worldview Analysis and Personal Inventory, will help you explore some foundational concepts that are going to be very important throughout this class.  Realize that this is not a science or clinical course.  Rather, it incorporates philosophy and theology.  In order to understand the role of ethical and spiritual decision making in healthcare, it is important that you, the healthcare professional, first understand your own philosophical and theological beliefs.  You will be introduced to the concept of a worldview and you will begin to intentionally assess and refine your own thinking so that you can eventually define most of your own worldview.  In particular, you will need to understand scientism, modernism and postmodernism as they relate to this course.  You will also need to be aware of how these “isms” can lead to reductionism about human beings and the marginalization of spirituality and religion.   Holistic nursing (caring for the whole person) involves the integration of science and religion/spirituality.  Thus, it is helpful for healthcare professionals to understand the role spirituality plays in their own worldview.

Throughout this course, we will be referring to questions that will help illuminate a person’s worldview.  They are:

  • What is ultimate reality?
  • What is the nature of the universe?
  • What is a human being?
  • What is knowledge?
  • What is your basis of ethics?
  • What is the purpose of your existence?

The assignment is to be submitted as one paper, with three sections (the worldview questions make great subheadings).  Don’t forget to include an introduction and conclusion.

Also, since your paper for this week is about you, please feel free to write in the first person where appropriate.  Please note, that when discussing the worldview questions, I would like for you to discuss your beliefs.

Here are a couple of additional hints for all of your papers in this course:  When writing your papers, use section headings and subheadings that follow the outline of the assignment requirements.  Each paper should have an introduction that includes both your thesis as well as a brief overview of the paper’s contents in light of the assignment requirements and your thesis.  Finally, make sure that unless the assignment calls for a different number, any paper at this level should have at least 3 academic references.  The Bible is of course a great resource, but is not considered an academic source.

Resources

Read Chapters 1 from Practicing Dignity.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2020/practicing-dignity_an-introduction-to-christian-values-and-decision-making-in-health-care_1e.php

 

View both “Faith and Spiritual Decision-Making in Health Care Professions” video messages to RN to BSN students from Dr. Lisa Smith and Dr. Maria Quimba, from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/v3.1/#/media-element/CONHCP/7285A42D-1FDE-E811-844B-005056BD1ABC

 

View “Literary Styles in the Bible” on the Bible Project website (2018).

URL:

https://thebibleproject.com/videos/literary-styles-bible/

 

View “The Story of the Bible” on the Bible Project website (2018).

URL:

https://thebibleproject.com/videos/the-story-of-the-bible/

 

View “What Is the Bible?” on the Bible Project website (2018).

URL:

https://thebibleproject.com/videos/what-is-bible/

 

Read “What Is Scientism?” by Burnett, on the American Association for the Advancement of Science website (2018).

URL:

https://www.aaas.org/programs/dialogue-science-ethics-and-religion/what-scientism

 

Read “10 Things You Should Know About Scientism,” by Moreland, on the Crossway website (2018).

URL:

https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-scientism/

 

Topic 1: Optional Study Materials

The Folly of Scientism

“The Folly of Scientism,” by Hughes, from New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society (2012).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=84015008&site=ehost-live&scope=site

 

Blinded by Scientism

“Blinded by Scientism,” by Feser, on the Public Ciscourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute website (2010).

https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/03/1174/

 

Is There Truth Beyond Science

“Is There Truth Beyond Science,” by Hutchinson and the Veritas Forum (2013).

http://www.veritas.org/playlist/is-there-truth-beyond-science/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtB_gnBDq5E&feature=youtu.be

 

Time for Truth

“Time for Truth,” by Guinness and the Veritas Forum (2018).

http://www.veritas.org/time-for-truth-os/

DQ1

What would spirituality be according to your own worldview? How do you believe that your conception of spirituality would influence the way in which you care for patients?

DQ2

What aspects of the topic readings do you find the most interesting? What is your view of the analysis of disease and healing in the readings? Explain.

Grand Canyon University (Ed.). (2020). Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision-making in health care.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2020/practicing-dignity_an-introduction-to-christian-values-and-decision-making-in-health-care_1e.php

 

View both “Faith and Spiritual Decision-Making in Health Care Professions” video messages to RN to BSN students from Dr. Lisa Smith and Dr. Maria Quimba, from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/v3.1/#/media-element/CONHCP/7285A42D-1FDE-E811-844B-005056BD1ABC

 

This course requires the use of a Bible. Students should use one of the following versions: the English Standard Version (ESV), the New International Version (NIV), or the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Each of these versions is available in print and also for free at BibleGateway.com.

Students might also find it helpful to choose a study Bible such as the NIV Life Application Study Bible or the ESV Study Bible in order to take advantage of additional information.

 

Read the “Ethical Positions Statement” on the Christian Identity and Heritage webpage, under the “Foundational Documents” section.

URL:

https://www.gcu.edu/about-gcu/christian-identity-and-heritage.php

 

Read the “GCU Doctrinal Statement” on the Christian Identity and Heritage webpage, under the “Foundational Documents” section.

URL:

https://www.gcu.edu/about-gcu/christian-identity-and-heritage.php

 

Read the statement on the “Integration of Faith and Work” at GCU on the Christian Identity and Heritage webpage, under “Faith Integration” section.

URL:

https://www.gcu.edu/about-gcu/christian-identity-and-heritage.php

Refer to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for this course.

URL:

https://www.vcuhealth.org/for-medical-professionals/nursing/about-nursing-at-vcu/ana-code-ethics

 

Review the “Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)” section, found in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Undergraduate Field Experience Manual (2018-2019), located in the Student Success Center.

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/v3.1/#/?enc=pfQDIOPgUyBq4wWuT%2B0871gVKc4lkXSxHSIq%2Fu62bjCkGGYott5RQMR8nvney1IA4mqFLzk8h8GXgERaxVGmeh9j8sAvR1s%2Fpk%2F2zDYZk5s%3D

 

Refer to “The Nuremberg Code” found on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

URL:

https://history.nih.gov/research/downloads/nuremberg.pdf

 

Refer to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki for this course.

URL:

https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/

 

View the “Introduction to Philosophical Writing” video to help inform your philosophical writing assignments throughout the course.

URL:

https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi403/philosophical-writing/v1.1/

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