might be a life and death decision and coming up with the best care and plan is very crucial. Open-mindedness is the willingness to search actively for evidence against one’s beliefs, plans or goals, and to weigh such evidence fairly when it is available, according to University of Pennsylvania, Authentic Happiness. I believe that my beliefs are not the only one that exists and to be open-minded to new ideas and concepts are crucial, being able to view from another perspective and come up with an even better solution is a great way to problem solve. New ideas and new ways are developed everyday, especially in the field of medicine and to remain open in our way of thinking helps to improve quality of life. Maturity of Judgement is the habit of seeing the complexity of issues and yet striving to make timely decisions. It is a matter of using all the information presented or that is available
and doing to a decision that is best suited given the situation. In the medical world a lot of information is presented that is completely necessary to make a life changing decision for a patient. At times it might be an emergency and arriving at a decision with promptness is crucial. Critical thinking is such an important aspect in our lives whether we realize it or not it or not. We should be ale to analyze and think outside of the box, be able to give our own perspective as well as welcome the idea of others to come to an agreeable and cognitive conclusion. One area for me where I might need improvement is with maturity of judgement, the
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