ERIC Number: ED134692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education in Management for Health Care Personnel. A Second Opinion.
White, Donald K.
Results are reported of an intensive evaluation of a statewide continuing education program in health care management based on interviews with program participants, their supervisors, and the administrators of their institutions. Focus is not how much knowledge was conveyed, but on how widely learning was reflected in improved management effectiveness on the job. Findings and recommendations are intended to offer practical assistance to persons organizing educational programs and to educators in health-related disciplines. There are six chapters: (1) A discussion of the research methods used, including descriptions of the survey and interview techniques and of the questionnaire, (2) an analysis of the interview findings and a summary of the main points made by the persons interviewed, (3) general conclusions, identifying the main tasks toward which new efforts should be aimed, and offering recommendations regarding training needs, telelectures, college courses, traveling workshops, and the role of the parent facility, (4) specific recommendations regarding the objectives and content of programs of continuing education in management and an outline of a model curriculum, (5) a guide to teaching methods appropriate for the model curriculum--lectures, visits, readings, audiovisual materials, learning-by-doing and group exercises, case studies, and practical applications on the job, and (6) recommendations on ways in which a health facility can provide an effective learning environment and an outline of the training responsibilities of administrators. (WL)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, Health Personnel, Health Services, Lifelong Learning, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs
Hospital Research and Education Trust, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (HRET Catalog Number 9152, $5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hospital Research and Educational Trust, Chicago, IL.