Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the processes by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice.
There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses, study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection. Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-date with what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifying what you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explore further.
1.What percentage of European Union workers experience stress at work?
2. Who needs to be involved in policy development?
a) Managing director
c) Line managers
3. What sort of committee needs to be established?
c) Health and safety
4. What sort of approach should the committee take?
5. Which of the following is NOT an objective of the stress policy?
a) To communicate commitment
b) To raise awareness
c) To decide blame
d) To clarify roles
6. The implementation of a stress policy should be facilitated in which three ways?
a) Communicated, supported, business procedures
b) Communicated, supported, management and staff accept responsibilities
c) Communicated, business procedures, management and staff accept responsibilities
d) Business procedures, supported, management and staff accept responsibilities
7. Which is NOT the way for longer-term effects of the policy to be assessed?
a) Changes in rates of absence related to stress
c) Use of counselling services
d) Use of disciplinary procedures
8. Who should be encouraged to take ownership of the policy?
a) Management and staff
b) Occupational health
c) Health and safety officer
9. Which is NOT a stage of policy development in this article?