GCU PSY663 2021 December Discussions Latest (Full)

Question # 00814702 Posted By: Ferreor Updated on: 11/24/2021 08:46 PM Due on: 11/25/2021
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PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 Explain the relationship between psychology and public policy and how it relates to the health field. Provide an example of a psychologist impacting public policy in a health related issue. Discuss the ways that health psychologists are vital to public policy.

DQ2 Psychologists may face many challenges when working in the public policy sector. Identify two of these challenges. Discuss ways psychologists can overcome each challenge.


PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 Identify three areas of public policy that could be improved. What leads you to believe these areas need attention? Use statistical data to support your claims and cite your sources.

DQ2 Choose and define one area of public policy that could be improved. Outline the strategies that a health psychologist could use to improve this area. Would a health psychologist be the best person to achieve these improvements? Why, or why not?


PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Research job boards and provide at least two job descriptions that could be related to the field of health psychology. What do these jobs have in common? How does the education and experience that a health psychologist have make them an ideal candidate for these jobs?

DQ2 Describe the fields important to understand as a professional in health psychology. Identify at least three different educational programs and ways to gain practical experience that can assist students who are interested in studying health psychology. What changes in the field of health psychology may arise based on current trends?


PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 Define sustainability and explain why it is important to understand sustainability when developing health programs. What factors are relevant when deciding on the sustainability of a program? Support your response with information from the literature.

DQ2 Identify and discuss at least three factors that are relevant when obtaining funding for a program. Why are these important?  Provide an example of a program that has obtained funding and describe the elements that were important to obtain that funding. Describe a program that has lost funding, what factors led to this?



PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 Discuss if there is a relationship between the environment and our health. Explain why this relationship is important for individuals to understand. How can health psychologists educate a community about this connection?

DQ2 Define environmental health. Discuss three programs (at least one should be local to your community) that are aimed at improving environmental health and outcome measures that support its effectiveness. Discuss three environmentally related diseases and ways that they could be prevented.


PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 Discuss if it is important for health psychologists to understand the impact culture has on an individual. Why or why not? Provide an example to further support your response.

DQ2 Explain challenges that might arise in cross-cultural research. How can being aware of these challenges assist a researcher? What might they do to address these issues? Why is important to develop a culturally sensitive understanding of health and illness in both a theoretical and applied setting? How can health psychologists and other professionals ensure that they do this?


PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Examine the difference between quality of life and health related quality of life. Why is it important for health psychologists to understand the difference between the terms? Support your answer with scholarly sources.

DQ2 Explore the website Healthy People 2020 and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). What are some of the ways that HRQoL can be measured? How are these research statistics helpful in evaluating an individual’s quality of life?


PSY663 Future of Health Psychology

Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 Pretend you are a health psychologist and you are presenting information to a church group regarding medical decisions. How would you help the individuals understand the rights patients have in making medical decisions and the issues involved with medical decision making when patients are unable to communicate or decide for themselves. How could you be sensitive to the group’s religious beliefs when presenting this information?

DQ2 Explore the religious issues that are associated with ethically challenging issues such as euthanasia, reproductive technology, and abortion. Compare and contrast the Christian perspective on these topics with another religion of your choosing.

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