Is it possible to enter someone else’s worldview? Does that even make any sense to you? And if it was possible for you to do that, would you even know how to do it?
If it were possible, you would have to be pretty secure in your own worldview to begin with. Then you would probably have to be pretty good at recognizing the worldview of other people. Then you would need to be in a relationship with someone that might have a worldview that you want to enter. Then, you would need to be secure enough in yourself to not argue with the other person who’s worldview you’re trying to enter – and that’s only if your worldview isn’t the same as that persons.
Anyway, if you know how to do this, I would love for you to tell me how you do it. I’ll let you enter my worldview.
2 thoughts on “Enter a Worldview”
Hi Lem – thanks for following on twitter!
As a nurse being able to appreciate another person’s world view is crucial if in seeing (hearing, feeling…) the world as they do, we must then be able to ‘return’ and develop empathy and rapport. I champion Hodges’ model a generic conceptual framework that can be help reflection and appreciation of our own and other world views. The model is an excellent resource in terms of ‘political’ concepts and the associations with social justice, privacy, consent and human rights.
The model’s incorporation of ‘INDIVIDUAL’ and ‘GROUP (population)’ immediately prompts consideration of the ‘needs of many vs. the few: the ONE’. The individual – person vs. the State; the public’s (society’s) understanding of science. As well as identifying SCIENCE, SOCIAL, and INTERPERSONAL care (knowledge) domains the model includes a POLITICAL domain.
The model is agnostic in terms of disciplines, specialty, media form and is not too difficult to learn and use. There is a recent slide presentation from a conference in Liverpool, Hope university:
The blog “Welcome to the QUAD”
– provides some examples of the model with concepts related to the domains.
This page may also help – it shows the potential scope of the model’s world view:
It’s in A4 format with indicative content. In use of course the model’s content is determined by the situation and should be person centered.
The homepage for the website basically presents the model, its two axes and care domains:
It would be good to work with you to explore possibly writing something.
There are three papers with journals at present – two co-authored. In 2008 I posted about how the model can help describe and illustrate identity:
I’d welcome your suggestions for resources –
Best wishes to you and your readers Lem.
Blogging at “Welcome to the QUAD”
Hodges Health Career – Care Domains – Model
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I have enjoyed immensely reading your blog. As a writer I know you will understand if I am absent from making comments for a couple of months. I have two books I’m writing and the push is on to get them finished…so with only 24 hours in the day, I am going to continue to read and like, but my comments will be limited to replies for those who comment on my blog…thanks for the grace.