Are you feeling out of shape professionally?
Has your vision turned to double vision and your impetus to immobility?
Are you struggling to juggle personal and professional obligations and relationships?
Does self-care seem like an indulgence?
I have a few ideas on how to improve your level of professional fitness to be the best you can be for:
And if you are a registered practitioner, it can earn you CPD points from the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Instead of focusing on a healthcare worker's general well-being , I put the spotlight on the role that ethical and professional conduct play in professional fitness.
And to support you in the journey towards professional fitness, I have developed an on-line course called Fitness for Practice: Linking Professional Well-being, Conduct & Ethics
Fitness for Practice is an on-line CPD course, approved by the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa, exploring how ethics and ethical conduct influence your daily life and work experience and in particular how our well-being affects and is affected by it.
In this course we engage in a series of tasks designed to increase your own personal and professional well-being and develop simple, sustainable self-care habits.
At the same time, if you are an AHPCSA- registered health professional, you can earn three (3) CPUs , taking yet another load of your shoulders.
Why focus on well-being, professionalism and ethics?
WELL-BEING, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL CONDUCT - A TRIAD
Ethical conduct has emerged as a hot topic again lately particularly related to leadership but on the whole it tends to remain a matter somewhat removed from our everyday life.
Even as health practitioners, we seldom intentionally reflect on the subject unless faced with a situation where not making the right or ethical decision can get us into trouble.
Oh, yes and of course, when we have to do an assignment for CPD points!
But ethics is a practical, real-world phenomenon which filters through our every:
RELEVANT FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
And although this applies to everyone, it is particularly relevant for health professionals who have made a social contract with society to, in return for certain privileges and rights, provide informed, responsible and ethical care to the communities we serve.
This agreement has some very real and practical implications in our day-to-day work life for our clients / patients, our practices / businesses, our service providers and our communities.
It also has implications for our interactions with others and with ourselves.
It can enhance or impair our professional and personal relationships as well as our relationship with our selves.
And this includes our experience of well-being.
Stanford chief medical officer, Bryan Bohman and colleagues (2017) identified three types of drivers of both professional satisfaction and burnout -
These drivers are all interrelated but the first two are primarily the responsibility of the organisation or company.
Resilience however, is the one driver we can do something about.
In fact, it is our duty to look after our own health by nurturing our personal and professional hardiness.
MORE ABOUT THE COURSE OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT
This course will help you build resilience simple sustainable self-care habits to grow a sound practice.
You can do it at your own pace and earn 3 CEUs at the same time. It is conducted entirely via email,
This means you do not have to attend classes or workshops to complete any portion of it.
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