Media, Tools and Research: Topic: Worldviews

Today’s topic surrounds the concept of “Worldviews”. We define “Worldview” as the lens through which an individual sees the world.

Here’s one person advocating a fact based worldview:

For more interesting information on worldviews, feel free to read these articles:

Åhs, V., Poulter, S., & Kallioniemi, A. (2017). Preparing for the world of diverse worldviews: parental and school stakeholder views on integrative worldview education in a Finnish context. British Journal of Religious Education, 1-12.

Schwartz, L., & Belcher, C. (2017). Scholarly Praxis at the Edges: Why Responsible Academic Leadership Matters in Developing Faculty Scholarship. In Handbook of Research on Administration, Policy, and Leadership in Higher Education (pp. 46-62). IGI Global.

Bindlish, P., Joshi, A., Dutt, P., Verma, P., & Arora, S. (2017). Researcher Preparation for Indigenous Fundamental Research Through Collaborative Participation. In Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education (pp. 107-129). Springer Singapore.


Thurlow, A., Kushniryk, A., Yue, A. R., Blanchette, K., Murchland, P., & Simon, A. (2017). Evaluating excellence: A model of evaluation for public relations practice in organizational culture and context. Public Relations Review, 43(1), 71-79.

Francis, V. F. (2017). Infusing Dispute Resolution Teaching and Training with Culture and Diversity.

Worldview quote:

A worldview is a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundations on which we live and more and have our being.


Research Tuesday: Culture Edition

This week’s research roundup has to do with culture. This is an interdisciplinary list. We trust that you will find these articles of some use and inspiration. NOTE: All articles listed are available on the websites of the journals listed, and some are in the public domain.
1.Becker, J. C., Kraus, M. W., & Rheinschmidt-Same, M. (2017). Cultural Expressions of Social Class and Their Implications for Group-Related Beliefs and Behaviors. Journal of Social Issues, 73(1), 158-174. doi:10.1111/josi.12209

2.Beecher, B., & Streitwieser, B. (2017). A Risk Management Approach for the Internationalization of Higher Education. Journal of the Knowledge Economy. doi:10.1007/s13132-017-0468-y

3.Bratianu, C., & Bejinaru, R. (2016). Evaluation of Knowledge Processes Within the Learning Organization. Challenges, Performances and Tendencies in Organisation Management, 125-135. doi:10.1142/9789814656023_0014

4.Katerattanakul, P., Hong, S., Lee, H., & Kam, H. (2017). The effects of web accessibility certification on the perception of companies’ corporate social responsibility. Universal Access in the Information Society. doi:10.1007/s10209-017-0532-1

5.Laskovaia, A., Shirokova, G., & Morris, M. H. (2017). National culture, effectuation, and new venture performance: global evidence from student entrepreneurs. Small Business Economics. doi:10.1007/s11187-017-9852-z

6.Lundin, R. M., Bashir, K., Bullock, A., Kostov, C. E., Mattick, K. L., Rees, C. E., & Monrouxe, L. V. (2017). “I’d been like freaking out the whole night”: exploring emotion regulation based on junior doctors’ narratives. Advances in Health Sciences Education. doi:10.1007/s10459-017-9769-y

7. Lungu, C. I., Caraiani, C., & Dascalu, C. (n.d.). Sustainable Intellectual Capital. Intellectual Capital Strategy Management for Knowledge-Based Organizations, 156-173. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-3655-2.ch009

8. Moya, M., & Fiske, S. T. (2017). The Social Psychology of the Great Recession and Social Class Divides. Journal of Social Issues, 73(1), 8-22. doi:10.1111/josi.12201

9.Rambo, L. R. (2017). Exploring Cultural Psychology: Introduction to a Book Forum on Towards Cultural Psychology of Religion: Principles, Approaches, Applications by Jacob A. Belzen. Pastoral Psychology. doi:10.1007/s11089-017-0765-1

10.Sengupta, N. K., Greaves, L. M., Osborne, D., & Sibley, C. G. (2017). The sigh of the oppressed: The palliative effects of ideology are stronger for people living in highly unequal neighbourhoods. British Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjso.12192

11.Sun, H. (2017). Business innovation and disruption in the music industry. Information, Communication & Society, 1-5. doi:10.1080/1369118x.2017.1301525

12. Vale, J., Branco, M. C., & Ribeiro, J. (2016). Individual intellectual capital versus collective intellectual capital in a meta-organization. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 17(2), 279-297. doi:10.1108/jic-05-2015-0044

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Weekly Blog Roundup: Ep. 3

Welcome to the weekly blog roundup!  We hope that you have had a lovely week so far. Here are a few interesting blogs from the blogosphere this week:
1. ACGME: Clinically-Driven Standards
2. Dr. Dahlia: 24-hour Medical Intern Shift Reinstated 3.
4. Science Life:  Watch a neuroscientist explain one concept at 5 levels of difficulty
5.  Latest Science News: The hazards of English spelling
6. Medscape: Stimulants Enhance Cognitive Performance in Top Chess Players
7. Engaget: Airbnb might soon be legal in Japan
8. A Country Doctor:  EMRs are Dangerous: Let’s Change That
9. Dan Hodge: Creating a culture
10. K Brent Tomer:  Pink Floyd’s rock opera, as opera
12. Hours and Miles: Work, Culture, and Workplace Culture
13. Felipe Lima: Dois Dedos de Música com Antony Left
14. Embracing the diversity: Starting from the beginning. Bilingualism? It’s not easy.
15.Alien at Home : “TCKs in Transition”

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Interesting Video of the Week: “How To Change the World by Telling Stories” by Mushamir Mustafa

Here’s a fascinating presentation by Mushamir Mustafa, that both raises awareness of issues, and promotes the voices of people worldwide.

What do you think of the presenter’s argument? Feel free to share your comments below. 

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Medical Ethics

For this edition of Media Wednesday,  we’d like to share with you a fascinating panel discussion held at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

What questions or comments do you have? We’d love to hear your feedback  and thoughts. (Comment moderation is ON.)

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You are Invited!

A note to our readers- 

You’re invited!  

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We’d also like to make you aware of two other opportunities: 
   1. In April the American College of Healthcare Trustees (FACHT)  is going to be hosting its annual conference.
                        This is a great conference for both practicing medical professionals, and those in business who are interested in medicine or healthcare policy.
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2. FACHT also has an excellent, time-saving,  software called Virtual-Scribe for physicians facing a mountain of paperwork. For more information, click here.
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Research Tuesday Ep.1

It’s research Tuesday! Each Tuesday we will be posting several relevant articles related to culture, communication and/or professional relationships in the medical field. We’re sharing them here, because it’s important for both healthcare providers and patients to stay up to date with some of the more recent developments in the academic conversation. These are only a few of the articles that make up the conversation, so we encourage our readers to do their own searching and contribute to the research.

1. Sullivan, M. D. (2016). Patient-Centered Care or Patient-Centered Health? Oxford Medicine Online. doi:10.1093/med/9780195386585.003.0002. Link

2.Shanafelt, T. D., & Noseworthy, J. H. (2017). Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 92(1), 129-146. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.10.004. Link

3. Kushner, H. (2010). Evidence-Based Medicine and the Physician-Patient Dyad. The Permanente Journal, 14(1). doi:10.7812/tpp/09-095. Link

4. Abdul-Muhsin, H., Tyson, M., Raghu, S., & Humphreys, M. (2017). The Informed Patient: An Analysis of Information Seeking Behavior and Surgical Outcomes Among Men With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(1), 147-153. doi:10.1177/1557988315617527. Link

5.Jacobson, M. G., Chang, T. Y., Earle, C. C., & Newhouse, J. P. (2017). Physician agency and patient survival. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 134, 27-47. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2016.11.011. Link

6.Edwards, P. B., Rea, J. B., Oermann, M. H., Hegarty, E. J., Prewitt, J. R., Rudd, M., . . . Demeo, S. D. (2017). Effect of Peer-to-Peer Nurse–Physician Collaboration on Attitudes Toward the Nurse–Physician Relationship. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(1), 13-18. doi:10.1097/nnd.0000000000000310. Link

7. Yukawa, K., Ishikawa, H., Yamazaki, Y., Tsutani, K., & Kiuchi, T. (2017). Patient health literacy and patient-physician communication regarding complementary and alternative medicine usage. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2017.02.003. Link

8 .Epstein, M. R. (2017). Patient-Centered Communication Intervention in Advanced Cancer.JAMA Oncol, 3(1):92-100.doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.4373. Link

9. Burns, L. (2017). What Does the Patient Say? Levinas and Medical Ethics. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine. doi:10.1093/jmp/jhw039.

Feel free to share recent impactful articles in the comments section below.

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