Faith and Spiritual Decision-Making in Health Care Professions

  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: (a) What is ultimate reality? (b) What is the nature of the universe? (c) What is a human being? (d) What is knowledge? (e) What is your basis of ethics? (f) What is the purpose of your existence?
    Remember to support your reflection with the topic study materials.
    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.
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    Reference material link:
  • Read “The Role of Spirituality in Health Care,” by Puchalski, from Proceedings (Baylor University Medical Center) (2001).
    URL:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305900/
  • Read Chapters 1-3 in Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing.
    URL:
    http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/intervarsity-press/2006/called-to-care_a-christian-worldview-for-nursing_ebook_2e.php
  • 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.

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