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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: A Humanistic Perspective on Wellness, and How to Get There

This webinar will explain the need to expand our understanding of human action beyond the limits of a predictive, cause-and-effect naturalistic science, to embrace the pull and attraction of values such as justice, autonomy, dignity and solidarity in inspiring agency and living a life worth living. Practical tips for incorporating a humanistic approach in your wellness programs will also be provided.

12/15/2016
When: Original Air Date: Dec. 15, 2016
Available on-demand for NWI members (CECs available)
Where: United States
Presenter: David Buchanan, MPH, DrPH
Contact: National Wellness Institute
715-342-2969


Online registration is available until: 12/15/2018
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A Humanistic Perspective on Wellness, and How to Get There

David BuchananOriginal Air Date: December 15, 2016

Presenter: David Buchanan, MPH, DrPH

 

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Webinar Description

This webinar will explain the need to expand our understanding of human action beyond the limits of a predictive, cause-and-effect naturalistic science, to embrace the pull and attraction of values such as justice, autonomy, dignity and solidarity in inspiring agency and living a life worth living. Human well-being is inextricably linked to the exercise of autonomy in realizing the experience of living with dignity, integrity, and purpose. People need to develop their capacities for practical reasoning in becoming the kind of person they enjoy and respect. This webinar will also provide practical tips for incorporating a humanistic approach in your wellness programs.

Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • explain the assumptions underlying the scientific approach to health promotion.

  • appreciate that the scientific method is unsurpassed at explaining cause-and-effect relationships among empirical objects, but is incapable of studying subjective reality and human consciousness, where values come into existence.

  • articulate the role values have in guiding and motivating human action and explain the need to expand the study of health/well-being to tackle questions of the good, the good life for human beings, and what makes life worth living.

About David Buchanan, MPH, DrPH

Dr. David R. Buchanan is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health & Health Sciences. His major areas of research interest are public health ethics, health inequities, community-based participatory research, well-being, autonomy, and theories of human motivation. He is the author of over 100 articles published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals and three books, including An Ethic for Health Promotion: Re-thinking the Sources of Human Well-being.