A Personal Worldview
Grand Canyon University
August 19th, 2016
An exploration of this author’s Christian worldview was made with an emphasis on spirituality, its definition, its application within the context of managed healthcare and answers to seven basic worldview questions outlined in Shelly & Miller (2006). The answers to these questions, help to further define the author’s views and assumptions about the world and the perceived reality within which the author interacts. An attempt is also made to explore spiritual, religious and cultural perspectives related to health care and medicine.
Spirituality and Healthcare
Spirituality in this authors opinion, stems from a Christian worldview, which involves a personal belief in and relationship with the Holy Trinity, described in King James Bible (n.d.) as God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, who together, are considered sovereign. According to University of Maryland Medical Center (2015), spirituality can also be defined as the way an individual finds hope, peace and meaning in life and for some, can be found through participation in art, music and a connectedness with nature. Research found in National Center for Cultural Competence (2016), further describes spirituality as a quality going beyond religion, which provides inspiration, awe and purpose.
According to Burnett (2016) scientism is a worldview, which claims that nothing is learnable outside of the scope of science and that the only true reality is that which can be explained through scientific research. In this authors opinion scientism is a contradiction unto itself in that it subscribes to the belief that creation happened by chance or some cosmic explosion commonly referred to as the “Big bang” theory. The “Big bang” theory, by its very definition, cannot be explained through the scope of science therefore making a connection between...