THE THREE CONCEPTS OF THE “HEALING ENVIRONMENT

DQ1. Refer to the GCU Introduction, The Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy and the three concepts of the “healing environment” found in chapters 7-9 of Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing. What is the phenomenology of illness and disease (i.e. the personal “what it is like”)? Cite references from your reading to support your answer. What is a personal analysis of your own experience with illness and disease and how several factors colored that experience? How can you relate to The Death of Ivan Ilych?

DQ2. What is the Christian concept of the imago dei? How might it be relevant to our unique approach in health care and why is it important?

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Review the code of ethics or ethics code of conduct, mission, vision, and values of the organization you work for.

Select someone in a leadership position at your workplace or at a local health care facility (e.g., pharmacy, medical office, nursing home, or health and wellness office) to interview. It could be a supervisor, manager, director, etc.

Write a 350- to 700-word summary that discusses the following:

 

  • Identify the person you interviewed and their position within the company.
  • Discuss how the organizational expectations (i.e., code of ethics or ethics code of conduct, mission, vision, and values) impact their decision making.
  • Discuss how their decision impacts their colleagues and work environment.

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