Concept of Needs Assessment and Its Methods | Research

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Proposal onNeeds assessment for trainingin health care
Table of ContentsTITLE..............................................................................................................................................1BACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH........................................................................................1LITERATURE REVIEW................................................................................................................2Concept of needs assessment and its methods............................................................................2Requirement of training among care workers at Airedale care home.........................................3Role of need assessment in training at Airedale care Home......................................................4METHODS.....................................................................................................................................6Research aim and objectives......................................................................................................6Research approach......................................................................................................................6Research design...........................................................................................................................6Sampling.....................................................................................................................................7Gaining access.............................................................................................................................7Ethical & research governance approval....................................................................................7Data collection............................................................................................................................8Data analysis..............................................................................................................................8Strengths and limitations of the proposal....................................................................................9Timetable.....................................................................................................................................9CONCLUSION.............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................11
TITLENeeds assessment for training in health careBACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCHNeed assessment is the systematic process of identifying the gap between existing anddesire condition. It assists in resolving the working issues and providing quality services to endusers. It is essential in health care sector as it helps in collecting the relevant informations so thatorganizations can make necessary changes to give quality treatment to population (Trinh-Shevrin, Kwon and Islam, 2015). It is beneficial in improving the treating methods and to makeprofessionals aware about the latest technologies. Need assessment in health care is the essentialtool which aids to identify the unmet health and health care needs of the public.It is the refinement approach which aids to understand the care needs of local public andaccording to those hospitals can train to their staff members so that they would be able to metwith their desires. It is significant in improving the service planning, setting priority and todevelop policy (Morrato, Rabin and Kempe, 2015). Need assessment and training are interrelatedas firm can analysis the improvement areas, individual can work for developing on it byproviding related training. Training helps in providing standards of services towards serviceusers and to enhance knowledge ofpractitioners so that they can know about the latesttechniques and equipment sand can utilize them effectively.Trained employees can perform better in the organization and will be able to deal withcomplex situations easily. It will be helpful in raising the standards ofAiredale, apart from this,need assessment of training will be beneficial to reduce the cot of the firm and to control over theactivities.The rationale behind conducting the present research on needs assessment is to analysetheir weak points which are required to improve so that doctors and medical staff can providestandards quality services to patients (Starmer and Lipsitz, 2014). Research is important inenhancing the confidence of practitioners so that they can put their best affords to reducemortality rates of the trust. In addition to this research is essential for enhancing the brand nameof the health care organization. Needs assessment will be beneficial in increasing knowledge ofcare providers and they will be able to serve better to service users by getting appropriatetraining. Ultimate objective of the care unit is to provide impressive services to patients and to
improve their health so this research will help in achieving the goal of the organization so thatmedical professionals will be able to meet with the unmet health needs of them (Bowling, 2014).LITERATURE REVIEWConcept of needs assessment and its methodsAccording to the view ofPeyrot, Burns and Willaing, it is stated that need assessment isthe reviewing method to identify the current practices and knowing the improvement areas inprofessionals (Peyrot, Burns and Willaing, 2013). It is the well known fact that by analysing theneeds, organization become able to set priorities and modify the polices in such manner whichcan help to improve the operations. As per the opinion ofLee and Jarvik, need assessment isuseful resource which helps in improving the health of population in the efficient manner.Allocation of resources can be done by identifying the basic needs of employees (Lee and Jarvik,2014). According to the view ofWynn Jr and Williams,it is stated that, need assessmentdetermines the gap between envision of Airedale and its current position.As aim of the Airedale is to provide quality services to patients for reducing the mortalityrate in the care home (Wynn Jr and Williams, 2012). By analysing the actual requirementorganization can develop a plan of action which can bring it closer to its desired future. Medicalprofessionals work continuously for the betterment of service users, this concept assists indetermining the level of training required by the employees for providing excellent services toend users. According to the view ofPfefferbaum, Newman and Nitiéma,needs assessment is thestrategic planning process which confirms the planning, develop the new mission furnish a senseof direction and identify the required resources for reducing the gap between actual and expectedgoal (Pfefferbaum, Newman and Nitiéma, 2014). There are several methods which can be usedby Airedale for conducting need assessment.According to the view ofGazzaniga and Heatherton,Key informant interviews is theeffective method to identify the level and needs of training, in which Airedale can organizeintensive interviews with doctors, nurses and other administrative staff those who are associatedwith the care trust (Gazzaniga and Heatherton, 2015). It is the beneficial concept and provide away to get in depth information about their feeling and perspectives. Which can give appropriateanswers about their current situation and level and firm can identify that how much trainingrequire to an individual in theAiredale.