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Please submit the Workplace Capabilities Reflection.
For the final piece of your Research Paper, you will reflect upon the course and how it directly relates to the Bryant & Stratton College Workplace Capabilities.
Please create a PowerPoint in which you address the required elements as outlined below.
Bryant & Stratton College Workplace Capabilities
Tolerance Communication Attitude
Interpersonal Skills Perseverance Enthusiasm
Problem Solving Persuasion Productivity
Dependability Informational Literacy Financial Literacy
For this reflection, discuss the course Workplace Capability of Tolerance and one other Workplace Capability of your choice as listed above and discuss the following:
1. Relate these Workplace Capabilities to your future career (NURSING). Describe the value of these Workplace Capabilities.
2. In your own words reflect on how this project (research paper below) meets the Institutional outcomes:
• Information Literacy and Communication: Utilize, appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
• Relational Learning: Transfer knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired through forma and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
• Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning: Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to for conclusions and make decisions.
The reflection should be approximately 2 – 3 minutes in length.
Reflection Grading Criteria:
• Address the Workplace Capability of Tolerance in relation to your Research Paper, and one other Workplace Capability form the chart.
• Explain how the capabilities play a role in your current or future career.
• Explain some of the specific strategies that you used to complete your Research Paper.
Reflection Grading for PowerPoint with Voiceover:
• Slides must be organized. Font color, size, and style must be easy to read
• Slides should be in bullet-point format. Full paragraphing or narratives can be put in the notes section
• Bullet points must highlight main points of the reflection questions
• Student should provide additional insight to PowerPoint slides in his/her own words.
REFLECTTION BASED OFF THIS RESEARCH PAPER:
Thesis Topic: Mandatory Continuing Of Education for Healthcare Workers
Essential Question: Should people who work in health care be required to do continuing education to better patient care?
The healthcare industry is continuously evolving with numerous developments in rules, regulations, and technologies, continuing education is critical for those in the healthcare profession. Some scholars argue that mandatory education for healthcare workers is necessary since it improves their skills, responsiveness, and sense of accountability (LeaderStat, 2020). The ethical issue with continued education in healthcare is that its absence may compromise the quality of medical care given to patients. In this essay, I will explore the importance of mandatory continuing education for healthcare workers and argue that continuing education guarantees improved patient care while not continuing education leads to ethical issues on the quality of care given to patients.
Continuing education allows healthcare professionals to apply quality improvement through lifelong learning. Continuous education is modeled to accommodate principles of quality improvement and evidence-based practice through constant evaluation of structures, processes, and healthcare outcomes (Concorde, 2020). Furthermore, it fosters improved collaborations with researchers and communities to device community-centered healthcare that benefits all. For example, healthcare professionals are taught how to incorporate health informatics, such as automated data collection, collation, analysis, and e learning. Such new strategies provide for improvement in service delivery and aid in guaranteeing the quality of care. Besides, education improvement includes research, which can identify knowledge gaps and successes in healthcare; such information becomes useful in laying the groundwork for improvements in the system of care.
Notably, the lack of continued education makes healthcare professionals susceptible to poor decisions due to failure to understand their roles and identify ethical challenges. Notably, the ethical education that should be taught to healthcare professionals should include addressing healthcare disparities (Kreimer, 2010). Various social groups in the society are discriminated in healthcare due to prejudice, bias, and stereotypes, among other arbitrary evaluations, which lead to differences in treatment. For example, healthcare professionals must not discriminate individuals when providing healthcare based on race or social, economic conditions. Moreover, continued mandatory education equips healthcare workers with the skills to identify health disparities.
While the research indicates innumerable benefits of mandatory continuing education for healthcare workers, it has also been criticized as not contributing to an improvement in the quality of healthcare. Critics point out that while the public has the right to be protected from incompetent healthcare practitioners, mandatory education is insufficient to insure that result (McPartland, 1990). For example, educational offerings may not guarantee learning or knowledge acquisition; similarly, it does not ensure that healthcare workers apply it. Scholars suggest that instead, healthcare institutions should focus on other factors that impact competence, such as regulations governing professional performance and medical equipment and supervision availability (McPartland, 1990).
Moreover, (McPartland 1990) argued that continuous education for healthcare workers is not very beneficial to healthcare workers because it requires their full concentration and participation. This will be difficult for the health workers because they will try to maneuver between the program of continuous education and their work. They will, therefore, be distracted and underperform in the work they are supposed to do. Therefore, the critics argue that, for the learning to be efficient, the healthcare workers need to be fully present and participate without any destructions. This thought is true to some extent, but the programs can be scheduled flexibly when the healthcare workers are free of duty, and this could be a few hours after they are done with their shift to avoid any destructions. It is essential for them to gain this knowledge to better care for their patients and be aware of the current trends in patient management.
Some health professionals conducted a research. It proved that mandatory continuous education has little improvement or none at all in the professional behavior change of health caregivers (Kreimer, 2010). Thus, even after continuous education, incompetent healthcare givers remain incompetent in their job. Although this data could have its own limitations, it carries some weight. For the program of continuous education to be more effective, healthcare workers should also be motivated to self-educate themselves in their places of work in order to have a more participatory role in their learning.
Healthcare professionals are ethically bound to promote patient safety and care quality; continued education is integral to improving the quality of care. Healthcare practices and standards of patient care are continuously evolving. To meet the changing needs of society, healthcare workers need to keep themselves apprised with these changes. Similarly, continuous education equips healthcare professionals with skills and knowledge to identify healthcare disparities and, consequently, implement measures that guarantee the same quality care for all. Mandatory continuous education contributes to identifying research gaps in healthcare and knowledge development, which is critical in improving the quality of care.
Concorde. (2020, May 14). The Importance of Continuing Education for health care workers. Concorde Career College. https://www.concorde.edu/about-us/blog/career-tips-advice/continuing-education.
Kreimer, S. (2010, July). Five Ethical Challenges in Healthcare. AMN Healthcare. https://www.amnhealthcare.com/latest-healthcare-news/five-ethical-challenges-healthcare/.
LeaderStat. (2020). The Importance of Continuing Education Credits in Healthcare. LeaderStat. https://www.leaderstat.com/knowledge-base/the-importance-of-continuing-education-credits-in-healthcare.
McPartland, P. (1990). Mandatory Continuing Education: Does It Really Protect Society from Incompetent Health Professionals. RISK: Issues in Health & Safety, 1(4). https://doi.org/https://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1030&context=risk