Many assessment tools and interviewing skills are available to the clinical social worker within a mental health setting. This paper will examine one such assessment tool, the competency based assessment, and its applicability in a mental health setting. A comparison will be made between this advanced assessment method and a generalist social work assessment. Interviewing people who have mental health concerns can offer challenges for clinical social workers. Several interviewing techniques that can help with some of these challenges will be outlined.
“Provision 7 challenges the nurse to participate in the profession’s contributions to society by being actively engaged with its progress and development” (Fowler, 2010; p. 91). Education is a constant element in my career as a nurse. At the state level I am required to have a set amount of continuing education hours every two years to carry a valid nursing license. Through my hospital, I must be current with my cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), be familiar with changes in policies and procedures, and be familiar with the different diagnosis on my unit; such as, ischemic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhages. I am also continuing my education by taking classes to earn my bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). It is not only my responsibility to further my own education, but it is also important for me to help others continue their education as well. I have done this on my unit by orienting new nurses. This is important because not only does it educate others, but it also helps reinforce what I have learned during
Continuing education is important for health professionals and is required by AHPRAH (AHPRAH, 2016) Continued Professional development is particularly important for Nurses. It is important they keep up to date so that they can be informed of best practise and give their patients the greatest likelihood of good health outcomes. (Pool, Poell, Berings, & ten Cate, 2016) Even if these factors were not important The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has mandated that all nurses and midwives must meet the continuing professional development (CPD) standards.(A. N. Council, 2014) The Nursing and Midwifery Board require that all nurses have at least 20 hours of CPD per year.
Furthermore, the ways in which the learning goal supports the commitment to continuing competency is by enhancing knowledge regarding specialized body of knowledge as it looks at the various ways of knowing. Also, develops knowledge-based practice as the strategies use evidence to guide practice, and competent application of knowledge as it aids in the nursing process of care (CNO, 2014, p. 5-7). Ensuring the safety and quality of care of patients would be an evaluation measure to assess the quality and effectiveness of the learning plan. Therefore, evaluation would include being able to recognize and treat episodes of abnormal glucose levels and care for diabetic patients within the scope of an RN by integrating personal and aesthetic way
Although the restoration of competency presents itself as a rather important factor within a trial as well as the legal system, research regarding this topic is still in its early stages. Zapf & Roesch (2011) assert that there are two questions that recent research is attempting to answer: examining variables that may aid in predicting competency restorability, and determining the most effective treatment programs. Regarding predictions of competency restorability, Zapf & Roesch begin by noting that a majority of individuals, near 75%, initially deemed incompetent are restored to competency within 6 months (Bennet & Kish, 1990). However, this statistic is accompanied by a 78% accuracy rate from professionals asked to predict the probability
In the past decade there has been increasing empirical research that examine cognitive training and the connection it has to stave off or slow the progression of dementia. Dementia is considered a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which influences neural pruning within the brain structures of elderly individuals, leading to the decrease of cognitive abilities (Alzheimer´s Association Report, 2013); the onset of dementia can occur years before the diagnosis, therefore significant damage can have already occurred within the brain neural pathways (Blennow et al, 2006). Early prevention and reducing further progression of neural degeneration; involves the intervention of cognitive training and mental exercises; which can inhibit neuropathological
While most educational programs generally exclude learning that is not specified in the fixed curriculum, it is encouraging to see that in recent times more universities are open to diverse learning, inside and outside the classroom. I believe that competency focused education being more learner centric and outcome based, will lead to better student engagement because the content is relevant to each student and tailored to their unique needs. This will result in a new generation of differentiated leaders. Having said that, this form of education is more suited for students learning a specific skillset for a specific industry [eg safety/nursing etc]. Application of this method may not be suitable for younger students that that are still discovering
As a hospital we have to adhere to the Joint Commission’s rules and regulations. Training would be the first step within the hospital. Staff training will happen multiple times throughout the year and there will be geared towards
Every 6 months at their ARCP (annual review of competence progression),they are required to meet the minimum curriculum standards and numbers. They risk failure or poor performance in their ARCP with the consequent adverse effect on the trainee, trainer, parent hospital, the programme director and deanery. (Frostick S. 2013)
Indeed, the world of medicine never stands still and continuously changes. Filled with new breakthroughs in cures, better patient care, and improved treatment plans, nurses must keep up to date on the new breakthroughs to provide the best care for their patients; however, just being aware of the breakthroughs is not the extent of their work. Nurses frequently research the effects the side effects of medication so that patients and families can make educated decisions as to whether the treatment is worth it. In fact, registered nurse Farrah Agnone stated that “part of my continued education requirement every month we do different types of research on diseases and drugs. This month we researched diabetes, urinary foley care and three trauma cases with the associated care.” As Agnone mentioned, registered nurses are required to continuously learn new information, even after passing their nursing license boards. Including lifesaving protocol certifications, such as ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) constantly need to be recertified (Sparks). In addition, nurses in the state of Michigan must maintain a minimum of “15 contact hours of CE
It was the summer after I graduated from my university when I found it was time to find myself a first real job. Up until that point in my life, the only job experience I had was waiting tables and babysitting for my neighbor’s and family’s children, but I knew that I did not want to serve food or change nappies for the rest of my life. I knew that my one and true appetency was to become a writer. So during the very same summer, I scheduled an interview for a job as a journalist for the LA Times.
On-the-job Training is part of a college curriculum that aims to train and orient students about the work and their future career. It is a type of skill development where a worker learns how to do the work through hands-on experience. On the Job Training is one method by which students are exposed with different work situation designed to give students an opportunity to experience and a chance to apply the theories and computation that they have learned from the school. It also helps the students to acquire relevant knowledge and skills by performing in actual work setting. OJT is very important not only to teach students regarding their chosen career but also to show students the reality about working. The students will be
Goal is a set of deed which a person attempts to achieve. For example, attempt is to increase selling with high customer’s contentment with service and to reduce non-attendance by 5% are aim of individuals. While 1968, Locke open that to consider a classic paper, so that there has been increasing attention
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: - Training and Development is defined as, “The systematic collection of expressive and critical information to make fruitful and efficient training and development decisions related to the selection, adoption value and modification of various instructional activities.”