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5 – HSC CM9: Reflective Practice

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1.1 Identify standards relating to professional development in health and social care.

The health and social care sectors must provide high-quality, conscientious care at all times. It is critical to understand how constantly expanding your knowledge and skill set can improve the quality of care provided while also allowing career growth and development.

Professional development should always be tailored to the needs of individual employees. Individualised learning is essential so that all health and social care professionals can remain current in their field and improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities. Additionally, professional development should be interactive in nature; it should encourage employees to ask questions and participate in group activities.

In order for professional development programs to be effective, they must meet certain minimum requirements. These include a clearly stated objective or goals of the program; materials that are available as part of the program (such as manuals or online resources); adequate time allocated for completion of the program; training provided on how to use tools/materials developed during the coursework; assessment procedures used during evaluation that allow participants an opportunity to reflect upon what they learned throughout the process. Also, professional development programs must have ongoing monitoring and assessment mechanisms in place so that modifications or updates can be made as needed based on results from evaluations.

The Health and Care Professions Council is a UK-based professional body that sets out the minimum standards for health and care professionals. It is important to understand these so that you can be sure that any professional development program offered by your employer meets or exceeds these minimum requirements.

The CQC is the independent watchdog that monitors and evaluates the quality of care provided by healthcare organisations. As part of its reviews, the CQC often looks at professional development programs offered to health and social care professionals.

The NMC is responsible for regulating the professional activities of nursing and midwives professionals in the UK. In order to ensure that all health and social care professionals are qualified and meet the standards set out by the NMC, it is important that they undergo appropriate professional development.

While there are several approaches to professional development, many of the standards mentioned earlier can be used as a guideline when designing your own program. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your professional development program meets or exceeds all applicable requirements.

Other answers in the full document:

  • 1.2. Explain ‘continuing professional development’.
  • 2.1. Discuss theoretical perspectives on reflection in relation to professional development.
  • 2.2. Explain how reflective practice supports the professional development of the health and social care practitioner
  • 2.3. Analyse how reflective practice supports positive outcomes for:
    – Individuals/Parents / Carers
    – Staff Team
    – Other Professionals.
  • 3.1. Analyse how the health and social care practitioner’s own values, beliefs and experiences can influence delivery of care.
  • 4.1. Identify:
    – Sources of support for learning and development
    – Professional development opportunities.
  • 4.2. Discuss methods for identifying and planning for professional development needs.
  • 5.1. Reflect upon own learning using a model of reflection.
  • 5.2. Use outcomes from reflection to assess and plan for own development.

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