UNIVERSITY OF KENT Module Specification Continuing Development A (KBI 7) Level C (FHEQ Level: 4) Description This aims to encourage you to develop as a reflective practitioner. You will be expected to complete a minimum of 200 hours of work experience in order to achieve this module, which may be completed either on an unpaid basis or as an employee. Evidence for assessment of the module will originate from your own practice, observations and learning in the practice setting(s) supplemented by wider understanding and knowledge gained from all parts of the programme and if appropriate, from wider experience.
You will demonstrate your learning from your experience in work experience or care employment. You could plan your own personal development, monitor your progress and revise the plan as appropriate for achieving the learning outcomes and personal targets. You will be expected to present a portfolio of evidence that accurately reflects your abilities as a reflective practitioner. Evidence from workplace settings should be validated and authenticated by appropriately qualified expert witnesses.
It is essential that learners and assessors respect the confidentiality of information from the workplace t all times. Learning outcomes To achieve this module a learner must: 1. Analyse how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings 2. Produce, monitor, revise and evaluate plans for personal progress in developing the skills and abilities required of a care worker 3. Analyse the application of principles of professional engagement with service users in a specific setting 4.
Demonstrate development of skills and understanding in relation to working with other workers in health and social care contexts. Content Values and principles Personal values: e. g. beliefs and preferences, culture, political perspectives, interests and priorities, change over lifespan to date Culture and experiences: e. g. family, ethnicity, belief, education, employment, age and gender, life events Values and principles: equal rights, diversity, confidentiality, protection from abuse and harm personal values: influence of e. g. vercoming of tensions between personal values and principles of good practice, differences relating to values of others Plans for personal progress Own abilities and learning styles: practical skills, interpersonal skills, application to ractice, level of performance, learning experiences and preferred learning style Personal development plan: for acquiring new skills, updating practice, learning, career development; 3 months, 1 year, 5 years Principles of professional engagement Professional relationships: with individuals, their family and friends, team members, line managers, workers in other agencies; rights and responsibilities of service users versus care workers and others, professional codes, trust, advocacy, empowerment Models of support: medical health v social model; individual benefit v organisational enefit etc Dilemmas: risk, abuse, challenging behaviour, conflict, ethics, confidentiality v disclosure, expectations changing over time, conflicts between principles of good practice and values of others Own role: e. g. eeting service user needs, provider of health and social care services, facilitator, advocate, advisor, counsellor, mentor etc Barriers: miscommunication, different professional codes of practice, group cohesiveness, personalities etc Working with other workers Own contribution: skills, knowledge, understanding, communicating information, esponsibilities Collective effectiveness of teams: meeting service user needs and expectations, improving team performance, supporting other team members, meeting objectives, formal and informal roles within organisational structures and systems Barriers: interpersonal interactions; professional codes, differing priorities, expectations, experience, accountability Outcomes and assessment criteria Outcomes To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: Analyse how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings ompare personal values and beliefs with the values and principles of care ??? analyse how your own culture and experience influences your contributions to support for service users and other people in the workplace ??? explain how new developments impact upon your role as a care worker ??? discuss how changes to personal values have contributed to your development as a care worker Produce, monitor, revise and evaluate plans for personal progress in developing the skills and abilities required of a care worker assess your own abilities and preferred learning styles ??? produce and Justify a ersonal development plan with short-, medium- and long-term aims and outcomes ??? monitor your progress against the personal plan on a regular basis, revising the plan development as a care worker Analyse the application of principles of professional engagement with service users in a specific setting analyse the nature of different professional relationships in health and social care contexts ???analyse the effectiveness of different models of support used in health and social care settings ??? critically analyse own role in promoting the individual’s hoice, ability and right to care for and protect themselves ??? describe how dilemmas encountered in professional relationships may be dealt with ??? analyse personal effectiveness in supporting service users, their family and friends Demonstrate development of skills and understanding in relation to working with other workers in health and social care contexts. valuate own contributions to the work teams to which you belong ??? discuss how your contributions influence the collective effectiveness of the different teams of which you are a member ??? describe the limits of your work role and how these impact n your work with others ??? analyse barriers to effective teamwork and your role in minimising such barriers in the teams in which you work ??? suggest ways for improving personal contributions and collective effectiveness of a team of which you are a member Textbooks Bolton G, Reflective practice, paul Chapman publishing, 2000, ISBN: 076196729X Jasper M, Beginning Reflective Practice, Nelson Thornes, 2003, ISBN: 0748771174 Taylor J, study Skills in Health care, Nelson Thornes, 2003, ISBN: 0748771190 Journals Community Care Nursing and Residential Care Nursing Standard Nursing Times Websites www. communitycare. org. uk Website for Community Care magazine www. scie. org. uk Social Care Institute for Excellence www. skillsforhealth. org. uk Sector Skills Council for Health www. topss. org. uk Portal for National Training Organisations for GB nations You are encouraged to consult a wide range of commercial websites to support the evidence you develop for this module. Web pages provide access to a further range of internet information sources. You must use this resource with care, Justifying the use of information gathered.