Goals and Objectives for PPC Trainees

Goal 1: To assure that trainees gain clinical expertise and competency in delivering family-centered, culturally-competent, community-based comprehensive care to children with chronic respiratory disorders and their families.

Objectives for Goal 1:

1.1. Trainees will gain knowledge about the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, prevention, methods of evaluation and diagnosis, treatment, and care requirements for common respiratory conditions of childhood.

1.2. Trainees will become technically proficient in current procedures used to evaluate, diagnose, and treat chronic respiratory conditions of childhood.

1.3. Trainees will gain knowledge about different systems of care and resources that exist in communities that improve the health and outcomes of children with chronic respiratory conditions.

1.4. Trainees will be competent at providing care that is effective for families that represent diverse cultures.

1.5. Trainees will become aware of partnership roles of the family and community members for CSHCN.

1.6. Trainees will gain skills to critically evaluate new information regarding the clinical care and outcomes of children with chronic respiratory conditions.

1.7. Trainees will be able to describe and utilize the roles of each discipline involved in the care team and utilize each member's expertise in providing long-term comprehensive care to children with chronic respiratory conditions.

1.8. Trainees will become aware of ethical considerations inherent in providing care to children.

1.9. Trainees will understand the physical, psychosocial, financial, and emotional impact of chronic pediatric respiratory conditions as a model of chronic illness on the child and family.

Goal 2: To foster leadership skills in areas of assessment, policy development and assurance.

Objectives for Goal 2:

2.1. Trainees will know Title V mandates, programs, and policies and public health core functions of assessment, policy development, and assurance.

2.2. Trainees will develop collaborative skills in order to work with local and regional programs to improve systems of care for CSHCN.

2.3. Trainees will develop administrative skills to plan, budget, conduct, and evaluate programs.

2.4. Trainees will participate in the development of pediatric health care policies and standards.

2.5. Trainees will be able to apply public health core functions to managed care systems serving CSHCN.

2.6. Trainees will develop effective teaching and communication skills.

2.7. Trainees will learn about the research process and participate in research related to children with chronic respiratory conditions.

2.8. Trainees will be able to use current technologies for communication and information acquisition and processing.

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