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Education in the patient care setting
Pages 15 (3765 words)
TEACHING PLAN (name) (school) (professor) (date) Demonstrate how you would develop and enhance the learning environment in your area of professional practice for either the patient or a colleague. Introduction The process of learning for health professionals and for students is a crucial element of the health service delivery.
Their contribution to the learning process also helps improve health service delivery and patient outcomes. This paper shall demonstrate how I would develop and enhance the learning environment in my area of professional practice. My chosen area is the training and assessment of healthcare assistants and Registered Nurses in the use of syringe drivers/pumps, something I do regularly. This paper is being undertaken in order to establish a clear and comprehensive understanding of the health practice and all details related to its application within the health service delivery and profession. Discussion Principles of learning Before the means to develop and enhance the learning in my area of professional practice for a patient can be established, it is important to discuss first the different principles of learning which relate to the quality of feedback, individualization, relevance, and their applicability to practice. There are eight principles of learning which have to be considered in health education. These principles include: multi-sense learning, active learning, primacy and recency, tell them what you are going to tell them/tell them what you have told them, feedback, reward, practice and repetition, meaningful material, and holistic learning (Egle, 2007, pp. 4-5). ...
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