Assignment: The Five-Step Problem-Solving Process
Problem-solving and decision making are important in the health care arena, as well as in your own daily life. The five-step problem-solving process can be found in your text, pages 32-34. The five steps are; Identify the problem, Gather Information, Create Alternatives, Choose and Alternative and Take Action, and Evaluate and Revise as Needed.
Choose a problem in your own life that you would like to work on and apply the five steps of the problem-solving process. I suggest one short paragraph for each of the five steps.
ICaring Science is not neutral with respect to human values, goals, subjective individual perceptions, and meanings. It is not detached from human emotions and their diverse expressions, be they culturally bound or individually revealed. The discipline of nursing— guided by a Caring Science orientation— seeks to study, research, explore, identify, describe, express, and question the relation and intersection between and among the ethical, ontological, epistemological, methodological, pedagogical, and praxis aspects of nursing, including health policies and administrative practices. Thus, a Caring Science orientation seeks congruence between and among clinical nursing science, humanities, the arts, and the human subject matter and phenomena of caring knowledge and practices. ONTOLOGICAL “COMPETENCIES”: CARING LITERACY* In moving from a discussion of art, beauty, the humanities, and science, perhaps there is more awareness of the connection between this integrated way of thinking about Caring Science and Human Artistry. Such notions translate into what I have previously referred to as “Ontological Competencies,” reframed as “Caring Literacy,” or “Caritas Literacy.” Image not available Figure 5. Hands of light and love— the basis of healing in midst of institutional darkness. Hans Neleman/ Getty Images. While the meaning of literacy is associated with the abilities to read and write, the notion of having fluency in caring at both personal and professional levels introduces new meaning to deepen our ways of attending to and cultivating how to Be- deeply Human/ humane and Be- Caring and Having a Healing presence. This form of Being is a form of human literacy, human artistry. Such literacy includes an evolved and continually evolving emotional heart intelligence, consciousness, and intentionality and level of sensitivity and efficacy, followed by a continuing lifelong process and journey of self- growth and self- awareness. Such an awakening of one’s being and abilities cultivates skills and awareness of holding, conveying, and practicing communicating thoughts of caring, loving, kindness, equanimity, and so on as part of one’s professional Being. This level of evolved Being/ Ontological presence is now ethically required for any professional engaged in caring- healing. Figurine 5: Light and love in the hands of those who are suffering in the midst of institutional darkness. Hans Neleman is a Getty Images contributor. . While literacy is traditionally associated with the ability to read and write, the notion of having fluency in caring at both the personal and professional levels introduces new meaning to our ways of attending to and cultivating how to Be- deeply Human/humane and Be- Caring and Having a Healing presence introduces new meaning to deepen our ways of attending to and cultivating how to Be- deeply Human/humane and Be- Caring and Having a Healing presence. This way of being is a form of human literacy, as well as a form of human artistry. It is this kind of literacy that includes an evolved and constantly evolving emotional heart intelligence, consciousness, intentionality, and level of sensitivity and efficacy, followed by a lifelong process and journey of self-growth and awareness, as well as an ongoing lifelong process and journey of self-growth and awareness. As part of one’s professional Being, such an awakening of one’s being and capacities cultivates skills and awareness of holding, transmitting, and practicing communicating ideas of caring, loving, kindness, equanimity, and so on. This level of evolved Being/Ontological presence is now needed by law for any professional engaged in the provision of caring and healing services. However, it is possible that this criterion was and continues to be present in the heritage of healing professionsPerhaps this requirement was and has always been present in the tradition of healing professions, but somewhere along the way professional education and practices took a detour from the very foundation of our shared humanity. A return to a focus on Ontological Competencies, within the evolved notion of Caring Literacy, seems essential to balance and carry out the pervasive technological competencies, helping to make these skills and forms of Being part of the requirements for nursing education and practice. EXAMPLES OF (ONTOLOGICAL) CARING LITERACY