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Health Practitioner Considerations
Health Practitioner Considerations
Today health care system faces uncertain reforms driven by the rapid growth of
technologies and health care costs. The systems have increasingly numerous complexities in
care processes and completion in the sector. Therefore, for their survival, organizations have
developed and implemented strategies to attract more patients. When deciding to visit a
health care practitioner, the determinant is the quality of service they offer. Practitioners who
value the patients’ preferences and expectations always win more patients. Family and
friend’s perception of quality services provided by particular practitioners often provides the
basis for selecting a health care provider. In health care markets, the most successful health
policy is paying attention to the patient patients’ choices ad preferences. I believe highquality services often result from retaining existing patients and attracting new patients,
strengthening provider-patient relationships (Bahadori et al, 2017).
. Yes, I believe practitioners are competent. All health care practitioners are granted
practice licenses to medicine, which is presumed they are and will remain “competent” to
offer medical services to the patients throughout their practice life. The hospitals and
licensing boards have the responsibility to safeguard patients from incompetent practitioners.
Therefore, I believe all practitioners are competent to provide health care services. With
increased scrutiny for competence against health care practitioners, I undoubtedly think there
is room for incompetence in medical practice (Saravia, 2017).
I believe certain personality traits can influence a practitioner’s decision-making. I
think certain personality traits, such as agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness to
experience, and neuroticism, extroversion, broadly impact their abilities and influence the
perception of patient treatment plans and health status. In a health care setting, a provider’s
competence is demonstrated by applying appropriate ethical behaviors, knowledge, and skills
in patient care.
Competency is regarded as demonstrating and applying appropriate skills, judgment,
behaviors, and knowledge in a clinical setting. Therefore, without medical training, someone
can confirm the competency of practitioners when skills and expertise are accurately applied
in the treatment, and appropriate judgments and behaviors are consistently shown in practice.
Competence evaluation involves assessing employees’ ability to accomplish their job
expectations and subsequently effectively deliver continuous care for patients (Health
Stream, 2011).
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Alimohammadzadeh, K. (2016). Factors contributing towards patient’s choice of a
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Health Stream (2011). What is Competence in Healthcare? (Part I). from
Saravia, A. (2017). Determining Whether a Physician is Competent to Practice Medicine is
Complex. From https://www.hcplive.com/view/determining-whether-a-physician-iscompetent-to-practice-medicine-is-complex-