Healthcare today is all about teamwork and partnering with patients to achieve exceptional outcomes. From dealing with patients to dealing with team members, understanding the needs of various personality types is an important part of building positive relationships. It can make the difference between spinning wheels in frustrated miscommunications, or reaping the rewards of teamwork, collaboration and patients that feel their healthcare team view them as unique individuals who must be a part of decision making. This module introduces the concept of personality sensitivity and gives examples of how personality-sensitivity training can improve performance, satisfaction and outcomes.
The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers with the process and results of creating a personality-sensitive workplace. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Explain the relationship between being sensitive to personality preferences and improving interpersonal relationships
- List examples of how patients and healthcare professionals benefit from personality-sensitive care
- Describe Hartman’s Color Code theory, detailing the role of motives and the strengths and limitations of its four personality types
Content Level: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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