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1. What is health and human sciences? Services? Are health and human services intertwined or separate components? What is the relationship between science and service?
2. What contradictions in “helping” have existed over time? (e.g., help those most deserving vs. punish others). What contradictions still exist today?
To what degree does health & human sciences and services impact you, your family or community? In what ways? Do you have similar or different perspectives from those of your classmates? Why?
1.What similarities/differences do you note from these perspectives in the readings? What ideas seem to be common among the readings? What ideas stand out as unique?
2.What perspective(s) have guided the organization for which you work? Have your own perspectives differed from those of your organization? In what ways?
3.What perspective(s) have guided your life? What perspectives would you like to hold in the future? Are your perspectives different or similar to others in our class?
1.What are technical problems? What examples of technical problems you experience in your everyday life? What are examples of technical problems that you have now (or will have in the future) as a Health and Human Sciences professional? In your example(s), what actions were needed to solve the technical problem?
2.What are recurring concerns? What are examples of recurring concerns you experience in your everyday life? What are examples of recurring concerns that you have now (or will have in the future) as a Health and Human Sciences professional? In your example(s), what actions were needed to help move toward resolution of the recurring concern?
3. What are examples of problems which were highlighted in the readings? Would this problem be more of a technical problem or a recurring concern? Why?
Based on the readings:
- What is leadership? What are different perspectives of leadership? What perspectives would facilitate the work of health and human services organizations?
- What is management? In what ways are management and leadership similar or different?
- What is collaboration? What factors facilitate collaboration? Prevent collaboration?
- Are teams and groups similar? Different? In what ways?
2.In your own life. . . What have been positive and negative examples related to leadership, management, collaboration, groups or teams? Why have these been positive or negative? If negative, what could have been done to improve the situation?
3. As a health and human sciences professional, how do you now (or will in the future) engage in leadership, management and/or collaboration? Group and/or team work? How can you improve your skills in these areas? What impact will these skills have on you? Others in the workplace? Clients or patients under your care?
1.What are the components of the systems of action? Define and give examples of each of the actions. Why/when would these actions be considered part of a system?
In your own life. . . .
- What examples do you see or experience in your own life regarding the systems of action? Family life? Community life? Are your experiences similar or different than others? Why?
- What do you see or experience in your own life as a practicing or emerging professional regarding the systems of action? Are your experiences similar or different than others? Why?
3. Would the systems of action be applicable from different cultural perspectives? Gender-based perspectives? Historical perspectives? If so, in what ways? If not, why not?
1What types/kinds of problems in which it would be best to use practical reasoning? Why would practical reasoning work best for these problems? What characteristics do these problems share?
2.There are five components of practical reasoning: context, valued ends, alternative means or strategies, consequences, and judgment. Define and give an example of each component.
3. Describe a problem in which practical reasoning can be applied. Identify the components of the practical reasoning process in your example.