ERIC Number: ED352533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Health Care Workers for the Year 2000.
Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care-District 1199C, PA.
Technological changes affecting the health care industry spurred the development and implementation of a curriculum to upgrade the skills of Philadelphia health care workers in written communication, mathematics, computer literacy, oral and listening communication, and issues surrounding their union employment in the health care field. The Training and Upgrading Fund sponsored by the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees and 38 employers decided to focus on mental health/retardation and nursing home workers. Approximately 25 workers participated; employers provided paid time and/or credit for attending. There was some difficulty with management clearly informing workers of the courses, so the union conducted recruitment and informational activities. (Course outlines are provided for written communication, oral and listening communication, computer literacy, mathematics, and workplace issues. Outlines include learning objectives, topics covered in each week of instruction, and, sometimes, references. Other appendices contain the following: results of the survey of health employers; copies of questionnaires; and results of a union membership survey.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care-District 1199C, PA.