for Christine Owens

How will the physical and mental work environment
affect my current or future job in the healthcare field?

This assignment helps you apply your knowledge from this week’s modules and readings.

It is important to understand how both the physical and mental work environments may affect your overall work experience.  Using effective communication techniques, properly solving problems, and making rational decisions will help your work performance.

 

 

Exploring the Workplace                                                                                                              
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1.    Why is it important to understand organizational behavior?      

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2.    List three factors in the physical work environment.     

 

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3.    If you could have the ideal physical work environment when you graduate UMA, what would it look like and why?          

 

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4.    How does the physical work environment affect employees?       

 

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5.    List three factors of the mental work environment.    

 

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6.    How does the mental work environment affect employees?        

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7.    How can you positively influence the mental work environment?       

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Perception and Problem-Solving
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8.    Define the term: mental set        

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9.    List four determinants of perception.        

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10.  Describe a time when your environmental background and experience affected your perception(s).      

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11.  List the nine-step decision-making system.        

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Office Communication             
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12.  In your opinion, which type of nonverbal symbol of communication is the most important and why?       

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13.  What are the communication differences between men and women?         
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Reflection  
Reflect on what you have learned this week to help you respond to the question below.  You may choose to respond in writing or by recording a video!

 

14.  How could the physical and mental work environment affect your current or future career in the healthcare field?          

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What is sociology and why is it important
to my UMA education and healthcare career?

This assignment helps you apply your knowledge from this week’s modules and readings. 

 

Healthcare professionals interact daily with diverse groups of people. Appreciating different cultures, using a sociological mindset, is key to success in the workplace.

 

 

Sociology 
Answer the following questions.   

 

1.    Define the term: sociology        

 

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2.    How does using sociological imagination help sociologists in their research?         

 

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3.    List the three paradigms that most sociologists use to view the world.    

 

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4.    What is the worldview associated with conflict theory?              

 

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5.    Early conflict theory studies revealed inequality in the U.S. democratic system.  Do you think that there are inequalities present in the U.S. today? Explain.       

 

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6.    What community learning opportunities are available in your area? (Hint: If you do not know of any current opportunities, ask a friend or neighbor, conduct a Google search or look at a newspaper.)       

 

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Sociological Research
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7.    Define the term: research methods             

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8.    List and describe the six steps of social research    

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9.    In your opinion, which ethical practice of sociological research is the most important and why? (Hint: Refer to the Ethical Concerns section.)             

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10.   What is the difference between quantitative research and qualitative research methods?
          

 

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Culture
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11.   What is culture?           

 

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12.   Provide an example of culture.     

 

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13.   List one value and explain why it is important to you.           

 

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14.   How does culture influence sociological approaches? (Hint: 3 sociological paradigms). 
    

 

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Reflection
Reflect on what you have learned this week to help you respond to the question below.  You may choose to respond in writing or by recording a video!

 

15.   In your opinion, what changes need to take place in the healthcare industry? Conduct an internet search to find ideas to support your answer. (For example, lack of healthcare facilities and doctors in low income areas.)        

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