Core Competencies: The Next Generation: Comparison of a Common Framework for Multiple Professions
Abstract:This report demonstrates the application of a competency model to the regulated and unregulated professions of medical radiation technology, social work, pharmacy, and psychology. The competency model is based on the CanMEDS framework and was originally applied to the professions of medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and nursing in an earlier work. The framework identifies the core competencies common to learners in health care, which are professional (and health advocate), expert, scholar, manager, communicator, and collaborator. In this report, these core competencies are applied to four additional disciplines in an effort to make the cultural shift from discipline-based silos to a common language for ascertaining the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to function in interprofessional teams.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2009
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