(Answered) HUMN303N Week 1 Discussion 1: The Value of the Humanities


HUMN303N Introduction to 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.


I have always put humanity and empathy under the same umbrella. Both of these areas are important in healthcare. It is important to learn from our past. There is different relevance to humanities in healthcare. According to the Week 1 Lesson (2021), Literature can help nurses with previous research and study outcomes, Drama allows us to better help communicate with others, Philosophy aides in critical thinking, analyzing situations. It goes back to the ideology of holistic nursing. Treating the patient as a whole versus just treating the symptoms.…….please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5