PSW is not automatically paired with a second credit. We recommend students choose another course from those offered.
Professional Practice 1: This course introduces the support worker student to the foundational concept of being a professional including the role, responsibilities, accountability, and scope of practice of the support worker as a member of the interprofessional team working in various health care settings.
This course presents
- strategies for being a successful college student
- relevant workplace legislation and the importance of following established policies and procedures
- ethical principles and professional boundaries in a variety of health care settings
The student will be introduced to
- the roles of the interprofessional health care team with a focus on collaboration using a professional approach to provide supportive person-centered care across the lifespan.
- current issues and trends in the health care delivery system and their impact on the support worker role
- the importance of communication and interpersonal skills, including observing, reporting, documenting, and transferring accountability essential to establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships with interprofessional team members, clients, and family members
- topics of neglect and abuse and appropriate responses for the support worker will be explored.
- Textbooks are provided
- This class pairs well with Positive Psychology but can be taken alone
September – December