Lifelonglearning has a number of many philosophies that explains a person’spersonal life. In healthcare the philosophies include behaviorist,liberal, humanistic, progressive and radical philosophies. Thebehaviorist philosophy major on the modification of behavior andgaining control of the environment the philosophy explains thatprior conditioning of human behavior has ties to their lifeexperience (Barritt, 2010). Health workers are known to be hygienicand clean. Conditioning during the health training and collegeconditions the health workers to be hygienic in every matter. Forexample, I as a health worker always ensure that my environment iskept clean. In my house, high hygienic levels are observed such aswashing hands after visiting the toilet and before eating. In myworkplace, I ensure maximum levels of hygiene so as not to re-infectmy patients.
Humanisticphilosophy believes that humans are romantic in nature. It is of theview that its intellect that differs humans from other animals. Itensures that learner caters for the less privilege in the society andensures the reform as a gifted member of the family (Daniels, 2009).As a health worker, I have developed love for people and evenstrangers that I have never met nor known. For example, one evening Iwas driving home and saw a child fall while riding his bicycle. I hadto park my vehicle and rushed to the kid with my first aid kit. Iassisted the kid and dressed his bruises then drove him home. I havedeveloped the love to assist anybody with a health problem that I canhandle.
Radicalphilosophy states that people always use their understanding tocreate a meaning into a matter that helps bring necessary change. Itclaims that it I the urge from human beings to proceed towards adesired change. As a health worker, it is my belief and wish that wecan have diabetic free society. From my health experience, I learnedthat diabetes has no prescribed cure but can be controlled orprevented. I have radicalized the youth in my neighborhood to helpfight juvenile diabetes (Wolper, 2011). For example, there is a fieldwhere we meet both adults and children to play games daily from 5pmto 7pm in the evening. This has assisted in controlling obesity. Ialso give them advice on the type of food to take or not to take.
Progressivephilosophy explains that many people use experience approach insolving problems and finding solutions to issues (Bate et al, 2009).Experience is earned progressively as a person learns in theirparticular field of study. For example, the time I have taken as ahealth worker has earned me experience that nowadays I can handlemany patients without putting much pressure or making mistakes.
Liberalphilosophy is schools of thought that argue that people always wantto be free. It says that an individual freedom is important in thedetermination of their performance. It states that the flow ofauthority should not be one way, that is, from top to down but it canbe reversed so that knowledge flows from down to top (Barritt, 2010).I have come to learn that some freedom is important for highperformance to be realized. For example, where I am working healthworkers were not given much freedom to connect with patients claimingit was unethical. The management realized some patients were lonelyand by allowing freedom between workers and them would assist intheir quick recovery.
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Wolper,L. F. (2011). Healthcare administration: Managing organized delivery systems.Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.