Public Health Practicum Student Name University PUB-000: Public Health Practicum Instructor Date Public Health Practicum Documentation Directions: Complete the documentation form. Click on the highlighted text field and type in your response. The form will expand for as long as you type. When planning for your practicum it is important to remember that you must select at least one competency every two weeks, with a corresponding goal for each. If your hours are completed earlier, in the remaining weeks where you are not completing hours, you can submit the documentation form with a statement saying that competencies have been met and hours have been completed as of X date for the Topic indicated. Student Name: Dates of Practicum Course: 000 Overall Practicum Goals: In the first section, use the S.M.A.R.T. goal format to write the 4-5 goals you have for your overall practicum experience. What do you want to accomplish during this practicum course? Keep goals broad enough to cover everything that you would like to do during your practicum course. You may choose to focus on several goals within a specific aspect of public health practice such as epidemiology or health education or you may choose to integrate a variety of public health areas within your selected practicum experience. Goal 1: Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation. Improve the overall health and well-being of the patients. Goal 2: To earn real hands-on experience with the best in the industry. Goal 3: To truly delve into the medical transcription industry. Goal 4: To explore the public health field and improve professional skills. (Week 1-2) Public Health Competency — Communication Communication competency: Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors Date: 06/03/21-06/09/21 My objective for this competency is to: Provide client-centered and equitable care while working To meet my weekly goal, I need to research and find resources to help the clients visiting to put them in a better position to take care of themselves and family, and his/her overall health and well-being have improved. I will know I have met my weekly goal when I create my next step and follow up with my clients and close out some of their needs. I will know I met my weekly goal because I will have brought a real-time benefit and reducing the retention rate. I will address issues such as varying literacy levels and technical expertise, cultural diversity, bias, and communicate audienceappropriate information in writing and orally. efficiently and provide services and resources to improve their health. In addition, I want to identify the organization’s most trusted team, develop a multicultural orientation and build a professional-clients collaborative group. To meet my weekly goal, I need to work closely with the most experienced professionals and be productive while finding resources for my clients. I will know I have met my weekly goal when I become self-reliant and can find my answers, build my path, and maneuver the system on my own. I will know I met my weekly goal because I will have improved and demonstrate that I can be trusted to take on a task and complete it independently in a timely manner. To meet my weekly goal, I need to listen to doctors’ dictations and type what they say into a document to receive delving training. I need to evaluate messaging mechanisms to have the best tool supporting audience-specific messaging and the relevance of the content of the communicated message. To meet my weekly goal, I need to observe and learn from competent professionals who excel at the skill to I will know I have met my weekly goal when I have accurate and well-written clinical notes. I will know l met my weekly goal because I will have developed a full page of accurate and well-written patients’ and doctors’ communication and reports according to the organization’s policies, which helps the organization track progress. I will know I have met my weekly goal when my progress gets assess and I will know I met my weekly goal because I improved my interpersonal communication, collaboration, and problemsolving skills. I will establish strong relationships with my Competency 1 – Week 2: Date: 6/17/21-6/23/21 My objective(s) for this competency is/are to: Ensure that I gather and prepare information to support the development of policies like issues related to public health and give recommendations on what should be done. become selfmotivated. In addition, I will receive training, read articles, and attend weekly meetings and attend workshops. identifying areas I have improved and areas for continuous professional growth. mentors and community members by helping the people overcome barriers to health service access. To meet my weekly goal, I need: To use effective strategies that will convince the healthcare professionals and the patients to give their views on what could best suit them in their working environment and develop strategies that favor the patient’s wellbeing. I will know I have met my weekly goal when: The involved parties implement the information I shared with them and collaborate to achieve a desirable outcome in implementing various policies. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: The policies fail to benefit or attract views and collaboration from target stakeholders. Student comments on Competency 1 in practicum experience: Accomplishing the goals will help me gain new knowledge and develop new skills since I’m already in public health. I hope this experience allows me to integrate, synthesize, and apply practical skills to gain professional experience within a clinical setting. Interaction through communication gives me confidence and motivation to carry on my public health practicum. I want to be able to develop personal confidence and vigor as a public health professional. Hours completed this Topic: Total Hours completed to date: Date: 16 50.75 6/24/21 Faculty Comments: Great job getting started on your practicum experience. You’ve accumulated a good number of hours in these first couple of weeks and working on meaningful projects. Make sure you’re documenting your hours in Lopes Activity Tracker and that you’re discussing how to integrate competencies into your work with your preceptor. Keep up the good work! (Weeks 3-4) Public Health Competency – Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health Competency 2 – Week 3: To meet my weekly goal, I need: To use Interpret results of data the best available analysis for public health research evidence, research, policy or practice. use data and (CEPH Foundational information Competency) systems systematically, and engage both my Date: 6/17/21-6/23/21 team and a few trusted community My objective(s) for this members in the competency is to: assessment and Conduct sound evaluation decision-making and make informed decisions process. based on the best available scientific evidence. I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I become conversant with navigating systematic data and information systems to conduct sound evaluation and hold preliminary meetings with community leaders and enlist their support to mobilize community participation. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: The evaluation helps assesses and map community priorities and make the informed decisions that best benefit the company and the community. Competency 2 – Week 4: Date: 6/24/21-6/30/21 I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I have the permission to navigate the databases and have obtained detailed information on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to the community. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: The company’s public health databases provide the most relevant data that identifies evidence-based disease prevention approaches pertinent to the community around the organization. My objective(s) for this competency is/are to: Use the organization’s data and information systems to identify evidence-based disease prevention approaches with potential impact on public health, which is relevant to the community around the organization. To meet my weekly goal, I need: To seek permission from the management office to visit and navigate various public health databases the company uses to organize the data to obtain first-hand information. I need to schedule a meetup with the community members to identify the diseases that pose significant threats to their lives. Student Comments on Competency 2 in practicum experience: Accomplishing the objectives under the competency will help me acquire an actual public health experience, far much important than the knowledge and experience gained from the classwork. The experience can then allow me to enhance my professional network and help me secure better jobs in the public health sector, a field where I am already involved. Hours completed this Topic: Total Hours completed to date: Date: 16 76 7/11/21 Faculty Comments: Good job articulating objectives for the competency address this week. It appears you’re progressing well in your practicum. Please include the hours you’ve complete to date each time you submit this form to help me know if you’re on track. Also, don’t forget to enter your practicum hours in Lopes Activity Tracker and have your preceptor approve them. (Weeks 5-6) Public Health Competency – Planning and Management to Promote Health Competency 3 – Week 5: Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs. (CEPH Foundational Competency) Date: 7/01/21-7/07/21 My objective(s) for this week/Topic is/are to: Study research documents and evaluate existing healthcare policy documents and programs to determine which areas are not culturally competent or the programs that are not inclusive of diversity. Competency 3 – Week 6: Date: 7/08/21-7/14/21 To meet my weekly goal, I need: To use different databases to find research on healthcare policies and programs, point out what areas are culturally incompetent, and suggest better ways to design and implement healthcare programs in the community. I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I find appropriate research studies from databases and policy documents and identify areas that lack cultural awareness. To meet my weekly I will know I goal, I need: To have met my seek permission weekly goal I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: The identification of gaps within policies and programs will be addressed by the strategies that will be suggested, thereby having a positive impact on the patients and the community in general. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: I would gather enough evidence and My objective(s) for this competency is/are to: Study and gather knowledge from study findings that can be applied in healthcare policies and programs to address gaps in cultural values and awareness in public programs. from the administration to access databases containing research with respondents such as patients and other public members to use suggestions to inform policy design procedures. when: I find appropriate databases and research with knowledge that can guide healthcare organizations during the design of policies that address cultural diversity in the community. research that explains healthcare policies, the policies design process, and brings a change in the community. Student Comments on Competency 4 in practicum experience: Accomplishing the objectives will equip me with skills that enable me to work with diverse people from different cultures and determine which healthcare interventions are appropriate for specific cultures. The objective will also allow me to identify policies that do not meet the needs of patients with different beliefs and cultural values. Hours completed this Topic: Total Hours completed to date: Date: 16 96 7/23/21 Faculty Comments: Great job articulating objectives to address this competency. You are continuing to work on meaningful projects/activities and steadily completing practicum hours. Keep up the good work! (Weeks 7-8) Public Health Competency – Leadership Competency 4 – Week 7: Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges. (CEPH Foundational Competency) Date: 7/15/21-7/21/21 My objective(s) for this Competency is/are to: Understand the key of To meet my weekly goal, I need: To conduct research on mediation and negotiation and investigate what they entail, the significant components, skills, and different contexts of negotiation and meditation. I also need to enroll in a I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I read multiple journals and books on leadership, meditation, and negotiation. I am accepted for the course and begin the classes as scheduled. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: I effectively communicate with people, apply problemsolving skills to address problems, listen more, and build a good rapport. negotiation and meditation skills. short course on mediation and negotiation to impart my conflict resolution skills (Forbat & Barclay, 2019; Iglesias Ortuño, 2019). Competency 4 – Week 8: Date: 7/22/21-7/28/21 To meet my weekly goal, I need: Pursue leadership roles in the organization, such as a team leader. Take initiatives to solve problems and work on improving my meditation skills. My objective(s) for this Competency is/are to: Identify the roles of a mediator or negotiator in health care and apply the negotiation and mediation skills at my job. I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I take on more challenging tasks that require problem-solving skills. Work in a leadership capacity and address my weaknesses in mediation skills. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: I use negotiation and mediation tools to solve problems. According to Leonov and Glavatskikh (2017), I will know I met my goal because I promote harmony among staff and other stakeholders in the organization. Student Comments on Competency 3 practicum experience: Possession and application of mediation and negotiation skills will help me promote the healthcare of the community. People in the workplace can work efficiently and provide good healthcare and service if they are at peace (Malizia & Jameson, 2018; McKibben, 2017). Besides, conflict is inevitable in the healthcare sector, where an organization deals with different people. I intend to apply mediation and negotiation skills to provide a solution to the situation as mentioned above. Hours completed this Topic: Total Hours completed to date: Date: 16 120.5 8/6/21 Faculty Comments: Great job articulating objectives for this competency. I’m glad you had an opportunity to directly apply mediation and negotiation skills in your practicum work. You’re well on track to complete your practicum hours by the end of the course. Keep up the good work! (Weeks 9-10) Public Health Competency – Professionalism Competency 5 – Week 9: Practice professional standards of integrity (personal and To meet my weekly goal, I need: To take the initiative of inquiring about the values and I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I can perform, overcome work challenges I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: I can coordinate well with my colleagues and apply effective problem-solving organizational), honesty, compassion, and respect for all individuals. Date: 7/29/21-8/4/21 principles from the organizational leaders that I highly respect. that require decision-making based on ethical values and standards. skills under circumstances of ethical dilemmas. To meet my weekly goal, I need: To practice frequently and present in front of my friends and family members. I will know I have met my weekly goal when: I listen more to the patients and other staff members in the healthcare organization. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: I can speak in front of several patients and other healthcare workers during educational programs organized by the practicum organization. My objective(s) for this Competency is/are to: Define my ethical values and principles and apply them in the healthcare organization. Competency 5 – Week 10: Date: 8/5/21-8/11/21 My objective(s) for this Competency is/are to: Improve my communication skills. Student Comments on Competency 5 practicum experience: Professionalism is among the vital public health competencies that are required in the health sector. Professionalism entails the capability of a person to demonstrate or apply ethical values and choices. According to American Public Health Association (2021), professionalism is essential for the high quality of healthcare services. Demonstrating professionalism in the healthcare organization will allow me to promote healthcare equity. I will put in practice the value of respect for all and therefore avoid discrimination issues. Even while applying the professional skills that I have learned, I will aim higher on improving my professionalism in the future and contribute to valuable changes in the healthcare sector (WatchMojo, 2016). Hours completed this Topic: Total Hours completed to date: 16 152 Date: Faculty Comments: (Weeks 11-12) Public Health Competency – Cultural Competence Competency 6 – Week 11: Apply professional concepts and skills to facilitate culturally appropriate community empowerment. To meet my weekly goal, I need: To involve the community members in the delivery and design I will know I have met my weekly goal when: The community personnel, including members, I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: The community can now support itself in promoting other public health activities, hence embracing my cultural Date: 8/12/21-8/18/21 of services helping to obtain public health objectives. better utilize competency. physical resources like council-owned buildings to support the community-led services and activities promoting public health. To meet my weekly goal, I need: To ascertain that every community member has participated and involves with everyone affected by local public health issues. I will know I have met my weekly goal when: The community members and the locals identify their needs, plan for the future, and set priorities to take accountability for their own lives, that is, in case of any public health concern. My objective(s) for this Competency is/are to: Support individuals and community members to employ culturally-centered community action as a way of achieving public health change. Competency 6 – Week 12: Date: 8/19/21-8/25/21 My objective(s) for this Competency is/are to: Support the community members participate in the public health decisionmaking processes and structures. I know I met/did not meet my weekly goal because: The community as a whole was willing to continue participating in the future to support various public health issues’ responses. Student Comments on Competency 6 practicum experience: First and foremost, cultural competence is vital in the public health sector. It promotes understanding, appreciation, and interaction with the community members to address public health concerns. Since cultural competence eliminates any socioeconomic and ethnic disparity, through competency 6, I will promote culturally-centered community action to ensure that every community member becomes part of the public health issues interventions. For example, it ensures that members better utilize physical resources like council-owned buildings to support public health-based interventions (Henderson et al., 2018). Additionally, public health decision-making processes and structures are vital in any public health sector. Therefore, through my professional skills and concepts, I would ensure that the community identifies its needs and set priorities to take pu… Purchase answer to see full attachment
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