Mastery of the Process of Thinking (Essay Sample)
Read for Reference: Use the Mini Guide to Critical Thinking as a reference (Paul & Elder, 2012) by following the link http://www(dot)criticalthinking(dot)org/files/Concepts_Tools.pdf
1.) Select a problem, ethical dilemma, or situation you recently faced or one in the past that required you to problem solve after much reflection.
2.) Describe the situation and then explain why it was a difficult or challenging problem.
3.) How did you resolve your ethical dilemma, problem, or situation? Which tools of the mind from Paul & Elder, or from the articles you read or decision-making problems you used, would change given what you now know about critical thinking?
I work in a health organization as a technical communicator. My role is to create a new software system to serve as a database which collects all essential records from laboratories, physicians, clinics, and hospitals from the region. Such records are highly confidential because they contain personal information, and therefore it is my job to keep and maintain the records confidentially.
Few months ago, I found a piece of information which placed me into an ethical dilemma. I found information that my sister's fiancé has been diagnosed and tested positive with HIV. The information indicated that currently he is obtaining counseling and treatment for HIV at a certain local hospital. My sister and I are very close since we lost our mother because of cancer at a tender age. I am sure that my sister does not know that her fiancé is tested HIV positive, and I know that my sister...
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