Confidence in Competence: The Search for the Holy Grail
Repository Posting Date2016-03-17T12:38:07Z
Author(s)Vernon, Rachael A.; Chiarela, Mary; Toffoli, Luisa; Willis, Eileen; Harvey, Clare; Henderson, Julie; Hamilton, Patti; Blackman, Ian; Verrall, Claire; Abery, Ellizabeth
Author DetailsRachael A. Vernon, RN; Mary Chiarella, PhD, RNLLB (Hons); Louisa Toffoli, PhD, RN; Eileen Willis, PhD, Med; Clare Harvey, PhD, RN; Julie Henderson, PhD; Patti Hamilton, PhD, RN; Ian Blackman, EdD, Med, RN; Claire Verrall, MN, RN; Elizabeth Abery, BHSc (Hons)
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: This symposium seeks to explore the interface between professional regulation, governance and competence to practise, particularly in relation to performance of competence, and to identify whether public safety can be assured through performance of competence (perhaps something of a holy grail), or awareness of competence, or indeed incompetence. Previous research has identified that the three common indicators of competence agreed by nurses and regulators alike are Continuing Professional Development (CPD), hours of practice and self-assessment against the competencies. However if these three indicators were a guarantee of competence, then arguably no-one would present as a notification for lack of competence, because all registrants are required to meet these criteria for registration renewal or recertification. The researchers therefore believe that there is a missing thread that is in reality competence awareness or insight. Insight has been demonstrated to be the deciding factor for adjudicating bodies in relation to deregistration (Adrian & Chiarella, 2010; Vernon, et al., 2010; Vernon, 2013). Thus the questions that remain unanswered are; can insight be identified, measured and assured, and is this preferable to the measurement of competence in clinical performance at a given point of time, or in relation to the current requirements for registration, or renewal of registration/licensure/certification? The three presentations delivered in this symposium will seek to explore and elucidate the following questions with the audience: 1. What is the relationship, if any between CPD, recency of practice and performance competence? 2. Would remediation provide any guarantee of performance competence? 3. Is there any relationship between awareness/insight of competence and performance competence? 4. How are decisions made in relation to continuing registration, sanctions or deregistration when performance competence is the subject of notification and adjudication?
DescriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.
Conference Name26th international Nursing Research Congress
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau international, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Date of Publication2016-03-17
NotesItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.
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