HLT 302 Grand Canyon Week 2 Personal Worldview Inventory
Personal Worldview Inventory
Write an 800-1,000-word essay on your personal worldview. Briefly discuss the various possible meanings of the term “spirituality,” and your understanding of the concepts of pluralism, scientism, and postmodernism. Primarily, address the following seven basic worldview questions:
- 1- What is prime reality?
- 2- What is the nature of the world around us?
- 3- What is a human being?
- 4- What happens to a person at death?
- 5- Why is it possible to know anything at all?
- 6- How do we know what is right or wrong?
- 7- What is the meaning of human history?
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HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 1 Discussion 1
In preparation for the Personal Worldview Inventory assignment, identify the key components that that make up a worldview.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 1 Discussion 2
Based on your reading of the GCU Introduction and the textbooks, what is the main difference between the modern Western worldview and the postmodern worldview? Which parts, if any, do you identify with? Explain. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 2 Discussion 1
The ethos of scientism and postmodernism has exacerbated the perceived philosophical and cultural tension between science and religion. What is your perception of this tension?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 2 Discussion 2
Review the Worldviews in Nursing Theories section of chapter 3 in Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing. Select two of the definitions of “health” provided in the text. Within the context of the broader worldview, describe the two selected definitions of “health” of the (six) worldview concepts and nursing theories described in your textbook. How would you define health?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 3 Discussion 1
What do you believe makes us human? Base your response from the GCU introduction and the textbooks. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 3 Discussion 2
What is the Christian concept of the imago dei? How might it be relevant to health care and why is it important?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 4 Discussion 1
What is your earliest memory of being sick? Similarly, what is your first memory of some sort of medical care? Was it positive? Looking back on it from the vantage point of your current knowledge and experience, was your care back then good and adequate?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 4 Discussion 2
On first glance, how would you define what it means for something to be “natural”? According to Called to Care, the textbook, what does the Bible tell us about natural creation or the “natural” world? Base your response from the GCU introduction and the textbooks. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 5 Discussion 1
Read Colossians 1 in the Bible. Compare ways in which the concepts of “God,” “Person,” “Environment,” “Health,” and “Nursing” would be defined according to Colossians 1.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 5 Discussion 2
What tensions do you think you might experience arising from the differing worldviews of administrators, health care providers, and patients? Base your response from the GCU introduction and the textbooks. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 6 Discussion 1
How would you define health? What might be some of the cultural influences on your understanding of health?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 6 Discussion 2
Given the narrative of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, how would one begin to define concepts such as health and disease? Do you think that health ought to be this broadly defined?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 7 Discussion 1
How would you respond if you were diagnosed with HIV? Address hope and fear in your response. Be sure to refer to the GCU introduction and the textbooks. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 7 Discussion 2
Describe the first time you were present with someone who died. What were you thinking and feeling? If you have not had that experience what do you imagine you would be thinking and feeling?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 8 Discussion 1
Some health care professionals recommend a 3-minute reading to help caregivers relax and focus before starting their work. Some consider this a waste of time, but others consider it an essential ritual to promote successful work. How do you respond to this idea?
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Topic 8 Discussion 2
How realistic is it to expect health care workers to model mental, physical, and spiritual health? If Americans tend to be overweight, underactive, workaholics who experience burnout, why should health care workers be any different? Base your response from the GCU introduction and the textbooks. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.