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RunningHead: PROBLEM SOLVING1Problem SolvingAmber HowardPHI 210Professor Jennifer StricklandDecember 1, 2017
PROBLEM SOLVING2Problem SolvingA problem is a situation that needs to be sorted out fot clear understanding or for a personto know what steps to take for everything to be okay. There are six steps to the problem solving process. In step one you must define the problem. Analyzing the problem is step two. In step three you must generate options for the problem. After the options have been generated you must evaluate options which are step four. Many people feel that the final step would be making the decision but it is not. The decision making is the fifth step of the problem solving process. After one makes their decision they should reflect back and implement which is the sixth and final step.I have been faced with the following problem, my doctor has told me that my blood pressure, cholesterol and my weight are too high and he has recommended several medications that will cost $200.00 per a month after my insurance co-pay. I am a very busy person. I have two jobs, I work one on the week days 9AM to 6PM and I have a second job that I work on Saturdays from 3PM to 11PM. I am also taking classes one online and another that is on campus from 6PM to 10PM. I have a child in band; which I am doing a fundraiser for. I also have a child who plays soccer and I coach the team. My brother lives in Virginia and my sister lives right down the road from me. My parents are both elderly and can no longer drive. My children have a soccer tournament and a band concert this weekend. I also have two papers due this week and my goal is to have my degree completed in two years.Step 1: Problem Definition
PROBLEM SOLVING3The main issues that need to be resolved are, how can I keep my health good while maintaining school work, two jobs and my children’s extracurricular activities that I am involvedin?Step 2: Problem AnalysisThe solution to my problem needs to enable me to have good health while I maintain my school work, two jobs and my children’s extracurricular activities. A success would be to managemy time well and not be stressed, to have my papers done and submitted on time so I can focusedon my children with their activities and try to make better choices for my health. The facts of my problem are: I will have to work my two jobs, I will still have school work to do, my children

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