A wellbeing policy is a great way for a care provider to show that they take mental health seriously. It shows commitment to staff, their patients and all that visit. It also helps keep the focus on health when implementing other procedures.
Ideally the wellbeing policy should be central to the providers business plan and available to all from the start. If however you need to review existing practices, look no further.
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Conflict typically occurs due to differences between at least two parties that disagree on ideas or find themselves in a difficult situation. The root cause of conflict in the workplace varies but left unchecked it can become a destructive force. Handling conflict and the ability to remain calm in such a situation is a requirement of any supervisory role.
This article looks at various aspects of conflict and offers Dos and Dont’s in any heated situation.
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Microlearning brings technology and training together and is ideal for the fast paced care sector. If you don’t know what microlearning is, now would be a good time to start.
Do you find that your staff always struggle to set time aside for training?
Do they always have other priorities the day your regular provider turns up to conduct a training session on site?
Do you wish training could be at a pace your employees can manage rather than 3 hours sessions at a time?
Well, the truth is, it can be. You just need the right tools and some good old fashioned time management skills. So let’s dive right in.
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Online learning has changed dramatically over the last decade. Those who previously found it difficult to continue their education now can do so from the comfort of their own home. No longer tied to finding classes that fit around 9 to 5 work schedules, this generation of web savvy user now has access to far more material than ever before.
Thanks to the development of technology and the availability of alternative teaching platforms, further education is no longer tied to the classroom. With the number of reputable online universities and training providers increasing, everyone from single parents to retired pensioners, are now able to learn new skills 365 days of the year.
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A certainty of life is that, sooner or later, it must unfortunately come to an end for us all. Palliative care (better known – though mistakenly so – as end of life care) exists to make sure this passing can come as peacefully and comfortably as possible.
It is important to be aware of what palliative care entails, and what options are available for palliative care since there are a few misconceptions about it. Discussing these will be the purpose of this article.
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