I knew I loved to help others but it was not until I was an emerging adult that I knew what my calling was. My devotion to improve the quality of life for those who are disadvantaged is one of the reasons I have chosen to pursue a Master’s in Social Work. After obtaining my masters, I plan on diversifying my masters by getting licensed and becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I would like to study social work because I feel it will lead me directly to one of the most emotionally fulfilling careers available, as well as giving me the chance to combine helping people 's mental well being with their physical
Many theories bombarded in an attempt to set a moral code by which people are ought to live by. Plenty of controversies and arguments are raised against each one. One of the controversial moral doctrines is egoism, or simply preferring one's self interest over other's interests and desires. The doctrine seems to be reasonable to a certain extent at first, yet it fails drastically when having a second thought about it. Throughout my essay, I will explain the different types of egoism, and argue for each one of them. Finally, I will provide counter arguments for each type along with my personal opinion and analysis.
What does it mean to become a social worker? Why was I committing two years of my life to school after renouncing further education? I asked myself this after I applied, waited anxiously for my acceptance letter and scrambled to figure out the finances after I was accepted. I could not have guessed that the first day of the Micro Human Behavior Social Environment (SWG 510) would capture my attention and thrust me into the professional world of Social Work. As I learned more about what it meant to become a social worker, I found myself aligning to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ethical Standards as reviewed through Foundation Course I’s first chapters.
What is the value of a life? Is it how long you live, what you accomplish during your lifetime, or things you acquire? The ethics and moral reasoning behind this simple question does wealth equate to happiness? This has been asked many times and the debate from both sides has great points and emphasis, but I would like to talk about those who seem to be thrown on the back burner the needy. Now if you were to hear the word needy many different categories come to mind homeless, unemployed, sick, and the underprivileged. Each sector is different in terms of the needs and what is asked to help them: however they stand together in regards to some type of assistance to help them attain and maintain simple everyday tasks in their lives.
Firstly one should exactly understand what self-awareness is. Well it is one of the first components of the self-concept to emerge while self-awareness is something that is central to each and every one of us, it is not something that we are aware of at every minute of the day but it appears from different points of time depending on the situation and personality of particular situation or individual. Clients or nurses for that case are not actually born with self-awareness, but it slowly comes with age and growth. According to experts self-awareness is a psychological state in which people are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behavior. Alternately it can be defined as the “realization of oneself as an individual entity” (C...
Social psychologists, such as Hazel, Kitayama, Triandis, and Brewer to name a few, have been working on the subject of culture and social self since the early ninety’s. Through individual studies, they have found relationships between the origin of ones’ culture and their sense of self. In order to analyze their work, some definitions will have to be discussed in order to make for a better understanding of the relationship between culture and the social self.
To begin with, self awareness is defined as knowledge and understanding of our own self character. Self awareness is achieved by establishing trust with relationship which allows the client to express their feelings so that the situation is less threatening to the client’s and the client is able to understand the situation very well (Crisp and Taylor, 2013). Self awareness is important to an individual’s health to confirm an identity for the client. Nurses c...
Self-esteem is critical evaluation of ones self, resulting in negative or positive thoughts about oneself (Decker, 2010; Kaya & Saçkes, 2004). The way an individual see’s themselves is imprortant in regards to how they behave and the daily decisions they make (Hamarta, 2004). With regards to adolelescents, self esteem is of particular importance, influencing every day decisions that can have a life long impact (Person & Year, 2007). Self esteem can be defined on the basis of the way one sees themselves. In this view of self esteem, there must be a reference point with which the individual compares themelves to although the view of themselves may be positive or negative with respect to that particular reference ppoint. In positive self-esteem the individual is satisified with the way he or she is and thus views themselves favorably with respect to that particular reference point. In contrast, in negative self-esteem, the individual fails to meet this ideal point of reference of how they should be externally (Decker, 2010).
Imagine a place of complete control of every action during any given day. This unattainable goal goes under the rug; however, this elusive place is attainable only in one 's mind. The dictating factor of all human actions lies within the emotion which derives from the inner depths of the sea. The sea monster which swims through the human body, leeching on to our brains and controlling them. Through the sea monster antagonizing fear into human`s consciousness, this brief attack dictates everyday actions. Fear, expressed from human responses to stressful stimulus activates the flight or fight response inside our brain. This triggers without our conscious awareness as this occurs as an automatic response. A human response in which requires no
Since the summer of my senior year in high school, I was confused about the meaning of learning. What do I want to learn, and what could I do with my bachelor degree? So far, it has been two years. I still could not tell the answer to the first question, but, progressively, I know that I could do nothing with my bachelor degree and even with the higher degrees. On the other hand, the knowledge I learned so far is the thing I could rely. However, in some people’s points of view, this is unpractical. For such a long time, I have found few individuals sharing the similar ideas with me. Once, I saw a celebrity, who graduated from Tsinghua University, having a show online. He said that he was extremely disappointed when a college student, who also studies at Tsinghua University, ask him about whether he should take the examination of the public servant or not. From his point of view, as a part of Tsinghua University, one of the best universities in China, how could such a smart student is satisfied with basic needs, rather than cultivating himself. According to my experience, there are lots of people around me are pursuing material benefits. Self-cultivation, thus, is less important.
My Self Awareness score is an 85, which means that while I am slightly above average, there is plenty of room for development. I have a clear understanding of what I do well, what motives and satisfies me, as well as which people and situations push my buttons. (Goleman 2002, p. 25) Yet, there are times still seem to let my emotions take control of my actions. I am still discovering the balance that will allow me to recognize those emotions, accept them, and reflect upon them later and not to discourage me.
These individuals have shown me that to be an effective social worker it is important to be able to integrate one’s personal and professional aspects into this profession while also remembering to practice self-care in order to avoid burnout or compassion fatigue. On page 203 of our textbook, Garthwait explains that social workers, “Must have a high level of self-awareness so they can make good choices in relation to the type of job they seek, practice self-care and stress management, and balance personal and professional responsibilities” (2014). Along with this it is important to practice cultural competence so that you are able to understand your client as a human being with their own ideas and beliefs. This was shown on a daily basis at my field placement. Those individuals who mentored me throughout the last few months never focused on the client’s weaknesses or problems, but on what abilities, talents, and resources they did
The body and the mind are seen as the two driving points in the development of a self. The “body” in the development of the self refers to the physiological body that is conscious and can make decisions. This part of the self is the physical self, and it experiences everything in the physical world. The “mind” is the area of the self that takes the information that is presented to it by the body, analyzes it, and reacts and changes the self accordingly. They both act in unison, but the mind cannot exist without the body, because the body is how the mind receives its information. The body also cannot exist without the mind though, because the mind is what develops the self and the ideas based on what the body presents to the mind and then the
Self awareness simply means one’s being concious of its own character (knowing one’s self), such as qualities a person have in him or her self,what is the persons belief and values, how extend is the persons limitation on something and what are their strength and weakness. It also, distinguishes between the inner self that is how one feels from inside and the outer self, what other people see on you includes your appearance, verbal and nonverbal behaviour (Bulman and schutz,2004). Self awareness is not essential only for reflective learning but also for skilled professional nursing practice by having knowledge of one’s values belief and behaviour and how it affects others is important for developing good interpersonal skills and integrate therapeutic relationships with our clients.