Age, gender, culture are key competencies

March 2007
Same-Day Surgery;Mar2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p36
Academic Journal
The most successful competency assessment programs are developed with input from staff members who support assessing and documenting competencies on an annual basis. Even successful programs typically omit areas that are essential. • Address cultural or diversity issues in your community. • Identify differences in reaction to pain, medication, and surgery for different genders and ages represented in your patient population. • Assess management competencies such as cost analysis, personnel evaluation, and leadership.


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