Describe how the education of healthcare professionals impacts the delivery of healthcare services in the community and around the world.

Discussion topic: 1. Describe how the education of healthcare professionals impacts the delivery of healthcare services in the community and around the world. 2. Describe two capabilities/competencies required of today’s healthcare professionals in addition to those related to their professional specialization and how these additional capabilities/competencies assist in the long-term process of optimizing global health. A response is needed for the post bellow about the above topic: 1. Describe how the education of healthcare professionals impacts the delivery of healthcare services in the community and around the world. Getting the best education as a healthcare professional is a major key factor to getting the best care. Advance education is also very important. As the world change with technology and other advances in the medical field, it is key that healthcare professionals also improve on their education to keep up with the every changing world. A new device may come out and in order to learn how to use it, they may need special training, especially if that new device is used in their specialized field. This has to be continuous education as well to provide high quality, effective, and safe healthcare. 2. Describe two capabilities/competencies required of today’s healthcare professionals in addition to those related to their professional specialization and how these additional capabilities/competencies assist in the long-term process of optimizing global health. Two competencies required of todays healthcare professionals are professionalism and knowledge. Professionalism because no matter the situation with the patient, all healthcare professionals should maintain tact and discipline in how they conduct themselves around the patient and those around them. Professionalism also goes into not talking about patient information in a non secure or secluded area (like an elevator with other people on it). Because education is so important, knowledge is power and the key to a successful global healthcare system.

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