For this reflective discussion: Reflect upon two concepts that you learned in this course.
are the concepts? What insight or ideas did you gain from learning each
of these concepts? Were there aspects of the concepts that you would
- What is the importance of these concepts to public health? How will you use this new wisdom in your current or future career?
- Optional: Offer feedback on how the course and/or facilitation of the course can be improved.
is a mental process that challenges you to use critical thinking to
examine the course information, analyze it carefully, make connections
with previous knowledge and experience, and draw conclusions based on
the resulting ideas. A well-cultivated critical thinker raises vital
questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; gathers
and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it
effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing
them against relevant criteria and standards; thinks open-mindedly
within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as
need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences;
and communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to
complex problems. (Paul & Elder, 2008)
Expectations: 1 page, 3 cited sources from required reading. In
order to earn maximum credit, the comment should be more than your
opinion, and more than a quick “off the top of your head” response. Be
sure to support your statements, cite sources properly, cite within the
text of your comments, and list your reference(s). The response must be a
minimum of 250 words.
Required Reading: Paul, R. & Elder, L. (February 2008). The miniature guide to critical thinking concepts and tools. Foundation for Critical Thinking Press.
Iwelunmor, J., Newsome, V., & Airhihenbuwa, C.O. (2014). Framing
the impact of culture on health: a systematic review of the PEN-3
cultural model and its application in public health research and
interventions. Ethnicity & Health, 19(1), 20-46. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.857768
NOTE: In the following document, just read the Intro, review the Key Concepts, and then view the Lecture:
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (2017). The national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS). Retrieved from https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=53