These teaching strategies focus on assessment and making situational decisions to enhance the student’s spirit of inquiry and development of professional judgment.
Ask the students to consider the following questions in order to more fully understand the experience of weighing risks and benefits. Students can write their answers in a log or in an on-line discussion group.
1. Which of these two statements is most important to you?
- I want to live as long as possible regardless of the quality of life that I experience.
- I want to preserve a good quality of life even if this means that I may not live too long.
2. Do you feel you have full autonomy for decision making?
3. How do you feel when people make decisions for you?
4. What do you see as important in your life?
5. What risks have been identified to you that you agree or disagree with?
6. What risks have you taken in the past and how has this affected you?
7. What is your understanding of the risks you want to take now?
8. What risks are you not willing to take?
9. How would you explain to the people who love you why you want to take this risk?
10. What frightens you about taking this risk?