Competency Requirements For Health Service Professionals

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Given the recent and persistent focus on competency requirements for health service professionals, a number of authors have examined the ways in which competencies relate to effective teamwork in their organizations. (Barr, 1998; Hall, 2005; Thylefors & Persson, 2005; Dubois & Singh 2009; Suter, Arndt, Arthur & Parboosingh, 2009; Thistlewaite et al., 2014; Hettinger, & Gwozdek, 2015; Regan, Laschinger, & Wong, 2016; Van Der Lee, Driessen, & Scheele, 2016). A combination of professional competencies within interprofessional teams poses a possible solution to current health human resources shortages plaguing obstetrical and well-woman care. However, many issues must be resolved before the transition into interprofessional collaborative…show more content…
These studies, among others, indicates once again the need to have strong interprofessional education, in addition to high-quality clinical trainee experience, and continued interprofessional post-licensure education in order to make collaborative teams successful (Gilbert, 2005; Peterson et al., 2007; Hammick, Freeth, Koppel, Reeves & Barr, 2007; Thistlewaite et al., 2014; Yu, Halapy, Kaplan, Brydges, Hall, & Wong, 2016). Thistlewaite et al., (2014) also highlight the need for further examination and dialogue to establish common terms and language that may improve ways in which IPE can translate into successful IPC environments. The ability to work with professionals from other disciplines and deliver collaborative, patient-centered care is considered a critical element of professional practice requiring a very specific set of competencies. These competencies include interprofessional competencies that are defined in a broad general way that go beyond knowledge acquisition and include the use of clinical, technical communication and problem solving skills (Gilbert, 2005; Banfield, 2007;
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