What is the value of studying the humanities in the field of health professions?

Week 1 Discussion 1: The Value of the Humanities
Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 1
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address the following:

  • What is the value of studying the humanities in the field of health professions?
  • How might a topic such as art, literature, music, dance, etc. from other time periods enhance your career and personal life in the present?
  • Select one aspect of the humanities that is meaningful to your personal life and one for career. Explain how is each meaningful.
  • In addition, include a specific example of a work (a specific work of art, literature, theater, or music) that you feel is meaningful to your personal life and/or career. Explain the connection.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Grading
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

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What is the value of studying the humanities in the field of health professions

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