Concept Of Home Economics

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CONCEPT 3 CONCEPT OF HOME ECONOMICS 3.0 INTRODUCTION/IDENTIFICATION OF CONCEPT Home economics is the branch of study where you learn how to take care of yourself, others, your environment and home. It is more of a practical in nature. It requires lots of activities both in school and house. Home economics is the field that that deals with technology, education, study of foods, clothing, home and family which is intertwined. The six knowledge contexts of home economics are material structures, information & communication technology, operations & manufacturing, system and control, strategies & management, technology & living. One of the main reasons why economics is thought in school is to help prepare boys and girls for some important aspect…show more content…
Knowledge of home economics guides health care workers, teachers, parents on how to manage their working environment ensuring safety and healthy activities. It gives us knowledge to manage ourselves and people around us, humanitarian services like maintaining hygiene, safety, health and diet, caring for people, clothing and helping shelter other people are all aspects of home economics. The knowledge of home economics helps managers to effectively manage capital and resources thus achieving organization goals with minimal stress. An important aspect of home economics is that is builds at all stages of life attitudes and values of capacity to make judgements based on a reasonable consideration of evidence about matters arising with official, home, society tasks. It leads to personal development which builds individual psyche to develop skills which is essential in adult life, as an expert, executive, stakeholder or manager it is very essential. It is very important for a health care worker especially nurses since they spend most of their time managing patients and clients on daily basis. Ability to manage and care for patients and making sure he/she is comfortable is a great aspect of home…show more content…
Nursing home is part of long-term care. Green house homes are licenced as nursing homes or other high-service residential long term care programs which are established to provide services to patients with the greatest cognitive and health care needs and knowledge of home economics is greatly needed here. Because I work in a multicultural setting, I nurse patients from different nationalities having different culture, believe system and values. Without adequate knowledge of home economics I can’t be able to manage these patients. It helps me in making adequate planning for my activities both at my house and at work; sometimes I am tied to so many jobs at a time of which I must attend to but without good knowledge of home economics and ability to make good decision, I would not be able to take care of such situation. 3.5 USEFULNESS OF CONCEPT TO THE WORLD Family and consumer sciences
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