Translating the Core Competencies for Public Health into ActionSeptember 23, 2009 “Relationship between the Core Competencies for Public Health and PHN Discipline Specific Competencies” Donna Meagher-Stewart, PhD, RN Associate Professor School of Nursing Dalhousie University
Vision: Through collaborative planning, all jurisdictions in Canada will have a flexible, knowledgeable public health workforce working in safe supportive environments to meet the population's public health needs, & reduce health & social disparities.
Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0(Launched Sept, 2007) 36 statements organized under 7 categories: 1. Public Health Sciences 2. Assessment & Analysis 3. Policy & Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation 4. Partnerships, Collaboration & Advocacy 5. Diversity & Inclusiveness 6. Communication 7. Leadership
Development of the Public HealthNursing Discipline Specific Competencies Version 1.0 (Launched June 2009) Built from: • Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada Release 1.0 • Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice (CHNAC, 2008) • Mapping document of interconnection of Standards and PHN competencies • Public health nursing practice in Canada: A review of the literature (Hogan, 2008) • Delphi process for consensus
Public Health Nursing Competencies Integrated knowledge, skills, judgement, and attributes required of a public health nurse to practice safely and ethically. Attributes include, but are not limited to attitudes, values and beliefs(CNA Code of Ethics, 2008)
Public Health Nursing Discipline Specific Competencies Version 1.0 (Launched June 2009) 66 statements organized under 8 categories: 1. Public Health & Nursing Sciences 2. Assessment & Analysis 3. Policy & Program Planning, Implementation, & Evaluation 4. Partnerships, Collaboration, & Advocacy 5. Diversity & Inclusiveness 6. Communication 7. Leadership 8. Professional Responsibility and Accountability
Relationship between Core Competencies &PHN Discipline Specific Competencies • Public Health & Nursing Sciences • Assessment & Analysis • Policy & Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation 4. Partnerships, Collaboration & Advocacy 5. Diversity & Inclusiveness 6. Communication 7. Leadership 8. Prof Resp & Accountability • 7vs5 • 9vs6 • 25** vs8 • 5 vs4 • 3 vs3 • 4 vs4 • 6vs 6 • 7
PHN Discipline Specific Competencies • Nursing science & broad range of theories, models, & frameworks • Social justice & equity • Evidence-informed decision making • Population health focus • Traditional and social epidemiology • Multiple strategies • Advocacy for healthy public policy, societal change & reduction of inequity • Professional responsibility and accountability
Relationship between Core Competencies &PHN Discipline Specific Competencies • Public Health & Nursing Sciences 1..0 & 1.2 -same • 1.3 Apply public health &nursing sciencesto practice &synthesize knowledge from a broad range of theories, models, and frameworks. • 1.4 Critically appraise knowledge gathered from a variety of sources. • 1.5. Use evidence and research to inform health policies, programs, and practice: contribute to the development & generation of EBN; use available resources to systematically plan & evaluate PHN practice. • 1.6. Pursue lifelong learning opportunities in the field of public health that are consistent with: current public health nursing practice; new & emerging issues; the changing needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities; emerging research & evolving information about the impact of the determinants of health. • 1.7 Integrate multiple ways of knowing into practice.
Community Health Nurses of Canada Ongoing Development • Home health competencies • Public health manager competencies • Community health nursing competencies for baccalaureate nursing graduates