University of Phoenix Material
Personal Exploration Worksheet
Part 1: Select 4 groups that you are the least familiar with from the following list:
People over 60
Unemployed people over 50
Part 2: Write a 50- to 100-word response to each question:
Describe your assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions about members of this group.
The unemployed and retired people are mostly people of over 60 years old. They don’t have the spirit and health as the youngsters and need to take medical checkups frequently. They are mostly impermeable to alternations and new ideas in their lives, and grew up believing in racism.
When you think about working professionally with members of this group, are there traits, characteristics, or other issues about the group that you would be curious about, concerned about, or intimidated by? Why would understanding diversity issues be important to you as a human services worker? The entire health aspects of this group of people would be of main importance to me while working with them professionally as the age of these people is the time of many diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and hip and back problems. Their financial positions would also be of great interest to me. I feel that comprehending diversity in the members of this group is crucial as members all hold different ideas, views and expectations about human service workers. Being intimate and caring personally is also important for these people
How could advanced knowledge of the group address concerns and assumptions?
To help this group, outstanding knowledge in diseases and other medical aspects is needed. While treating clients of this age, familiarization with the possible health conditions makes the treatment a lot easier as the clients remain confident about your...