PHI 413 Topic 1 DQ 2 NEW

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From the perspective of Christian spirituality and ethics, what is your understanding of compassionate caring that informs your approach to health and healing?

Initial discussion question posts should be a minimum of 200 words and include at least two references cited using APA format. Responses to peers or faculty should be 100-150 words and include one reference. Refer to the “Discussion Question Rubric” and “Participation Rubric,” located in Class Resources, to understand the expectations for initial discussion question posts and participation posts, respectively.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education
This assignment aligns with the AACN Core Competency: 9.2

A Sample Answer For the Assignment: PHI 413 Topic 1 DQ 2 NEW

Title: PHI 413 Topic 1 DQ 2 NEW

I wanted to try an end-of-the-week wrap-up post. If this is something you enjoy reading or find helpful (or can think of a way to make it more helpful!), please message me in the individual forum and let me know! While I’m posting this in our DQ #2, I would like to summarize both DQs if I can. This time around, we’ve talked about both the connection or tension surrounding science and religion, and what we took away from our readings. 

In regards to the science and religion discussion, we had a handful of points that I thought were very good. Here they are, in no particular order: 

  • Spirituality matters–and its definition is hard to pinpoint (or at least come to consensus about!). 
  • Spirituality, especially in terms of science and religion, is a sticky and messy subject. 
  • When it comes to interacting with patients in circumstances where science and religion come up, contextualized approaches is needed–in other words, we should take time to learn where our patients are at in these regards and let that shape our responses. 
  • While science is awesome, it is also not the only form of knowing out there–spirituality is another, and it is not the same as science. 
  • That leaves us wondering what sort of relationship there is between science and religion. I submit to you four options in addition to the above idea that they are identical: (1) they are completely separate and deal with separate things; (2) science is everything, and some scientific things require religious faith; (3) all things require religious faith of some kind, and a subset of these things are also scientific; and (4) religion and science occupy their own spheres of knowledge, but sometimes the objects of knowledge they claim overlap, kind of like a Venn diagram. I hope this summary list is helpful! 

In regard to DQ #2 and what we’re getting from this reading, the consensus seems to be that we are being challenged to think about spirituality in nursing, and self-care (which is not common, from my understanding, but I could be wrong). We seem to spend the most time on Pulchalski’s thoughts in particular. We seem pretty firm that faith matters for healing, but not very firm on how it matters (which is fine).

The material in this topic seems to reinforce to us that personal touches with our patients–humans caring for humans–matters a great deal. Finally, we’ve noted a few times how spirituality seems to stay with patients, and it would behoove us in our care for patients to remember where patients stand spiritually when caring for them or offering encouragement. 

I hope this summary is helpful; I’ll try to put one up every Sunday evening. Have a good evening yourselves! 

A Sample Answer 2 For the Assignment: PHI 413 Topic 1 DQ 2 NEW

Title: PHI 413 Topic 1 DQ 2 NEW

I wanted offer a quick word on both discussion requirements and faith stances. Occasionally in our discussions I see 1- to 2-line posts that offers what I would call “simple agreement;” that is to say, the post says something to the effect of “I agree with you” to the previous comment, and a sentence or two afterward which doesn’t necessarily add something new to the conversation nor continue the conversation through asking questions.  

While I’m all for encouraging each other, I’m afraid I can’t let simple agreement count for substantive posts. If you’d like a post that agrees with someone to count as substantive and be part of your participation grade, I would suggest doing something in the following ABC pattern:   

A – Acknowledge the post that you’re writing about by saying something that shows you read and understand it.   

B – Build on the conversation by taking it in a new direction, sharing a personal anecdote that only you could add, giving more reasons to support the previous comment’s point, etc.   

C – Continue the conversation by asking a question, suggesting a link for further research, etc.   

Because I sometimes get this question, your participation grade is based on posting six substantive replies per week across both topics together. The replies need to be spread out across at least three different days. The initial DQ response does not count because it is graded separately. And the replies do need to be substantive, using the criteria I’ve given above. I hope this pattern is helpful.  

Also, a quick word on faith stances and worldview. Our classroom is diverse–probably more diverse than each of us know. Some of us embrace Christianity (as I do, to out myself), and some of us embrace other religions, and some of us embrace no religion. Please know as our class proceeds that I will never grade a student down because of the faith stance they take (or lack thereof). My grading will always focus on to what degree students have met the requirements of the prompt according to the rubric, and to what degree students back up their positions with reasoning and data. Every time I teach this class I have students who are not Christians who get an A–and occasionally I have Christians who get F’s. A person’s faith does not determine their grade–the same criteria that applies in other college classes do. I hope this levels the playing field a bit for us and allows to safely have wonderful conversations; I look forward to your thoughts, every single one of you! 

I’m here to help you succeed–don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.