Entry to practice competencies- COMPETENCY #80

  1. I wonder if somebody can comment on COMPETENCY number 80

    Uses relational knowledge and ethical principles when working with the interprofessional health care team to maximize collaborative client care.


    What does "relational knowledge" mean?

    thank you in advance
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    RN; from CA
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience


  3. by   dishes
    The definition of relational practice is in the document you posted, are you looking for something else?

    Relational practice: An inquiry that is guided by conscious participation with clients using a number
    of relational skills including listening, questioning,
    empathy, mutuality, reciprocity, self-observation,
    reflection and a sensitivity to emotional contexts.
    Relational practice encompasses therapeutic nurseclient relationships and relationships among health
    care providers
  4. by   magnoliya
    thank you for you replay.

    are "relation knowledge" and "relational practice" the same concepts?
    I was thinking they referred to relational ethics which has 4 major themes: mutual respect, engagement, embodiment, andenvironment. http://www.phen.ab.ca/library_books/...nal_Ethics.pdf
    Not sure what do they mean?
  5. by   dishes
    The book review you posted did not clarify the CNO document for me. I think the definition of relational practice is based on relational knowled. Out of curiosity what is the reason for your questions? I am struggling to answer you, because I don't understand the context of the questions.
  6. by   magnoliya
    thank you for your replay and for your interest

    I was asked to explain how I meet the competencies in my practice. Apparently it is a new requirement for IENs. So I am writing examples that address all competencies.

    yes, it did not answer my questions either because it is just a book review. I am reading the book itself and hopefully it will answer my questions.

    Perhaps you could be so kind to illustrate how a nurse can meet the competency number 80 for my better understanding?

    Another question:
    I do not understand why certain competencies are under either Assessment or Planing or Implementation or Evaluation.
    For example why competency number 24.- "Teaches UCPs based on assessment of learning needs" is under planing.
    It can be under implementation as well? How they decide which one comes under what?

    thank you in advance
  7. by   dishes
    Magnoliya, are you a RN or RPN?
  8. by   magnoliya
    RN In my country, Not yet RPN or RN in Canada. Why you asking?
    Entry to practice competencies is Nitty-gritty, Could somebody please comment on previously posted questions?
  9. by   dishes
    Oh, I thought you were a RN and noticed that this is the RPN competency document, that's why I asked.

    An example of how a nurse can meet competency number 80
    A patient complained of unremitting pain, his surgeon and primary physician told him there was nothing else that could be done and that he would have to live with the pain. The patient told the team members he could not live with the pain. The nurse asked the physician to refer the patient for a second opinion regarding surgical options
  10. by   magnoliya
    thank you for your replay.
    I definitively see collaboration in your example but what about relational knowledge? Which part is "relational knowledge" here?

    by the way competency number 74 speaks about "relational practice"
    whereas competency number 80 speaks about "relational knowledge"
  11. by   dishes
    In competency #24, assessing prior knowledge is part of the planning stage because it helps the nurse to plan what to teach,
    implementing is the actual teaching stage.
  12. by   dishes
    Maybe it is just because I don't know exactly what CNO is asking you for, but I think deconstructing a CNO document is a too challenging of a task and there must be simpler a way to show that you meet the competences.
  13. by   magnoliya
    god forbid i do not want to deconstruct their document.
    i am sure there is a simpler way but they asked to answer in writing and the question as simple as that: "give examples from personal practice that address the competencies".

    so we know that teaching like anything else has 4 stages. assessment, planing, implementation and evaluation.
    my question is why it comes under planing in the entry to practice competencies?

    what example would you give to illustrative the situation: "
    teaches ucps based on assessment of learning needs"

    my example is: "i gather them all together and speak with them"

    this is a simple answer to the simple question, however it has nothing to do with planing.
    of course i can say "i plan to gather them all together and speak with them" so it will be planing.
    teaches ucps
    sounds like an action. why this competency is under planing and not under implementation?
    either of the 120 competencies could be under either assessment, planing, implementation or evaluation because any process can be divided into 4 stages.
    how did they decide which one comes under what? may be the division was done randomly?
    Last edit by magnoliya on Feb 11, '12
  14. by   itsmejuli
    Sometimes there is no point in asking "why". Just accept that it is what it is.