Developing an integrated approach to the assessment of competence using the Total Client Care assessment tool

Unsworth, John, Melling, Andrew and Porteous, Debra (2018) Developing an integrated approach to the assessment of competence using the Total Client Care assessment tool. Nurse Education in Practice. ISSN 1471-5953 (Submitted)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate a reliable valid assessment tool, Total Client Care (TCC) alongside a criterion reference approach to competency assessment within an undergraduate Nursing programme. The Total Client Care Assessment Tool aims to assess a student’s competence in an integrated way thereby mirroring the way in which registered nurses are expected to practice. TCC is a tool designed to assess the student’s ability to provide holistic care to a client over a specified period of time. TCC measured the student’s performance around four constructs, these are: Communication, Planning and Responding, Care Delivery and Assessing and Evaluating.

The TCC assessment tool is useful as it provides data about the student’s performance when providing actual care. When used as part of a wider system of assessment involving triangulation of evidence from a number of sources the tool can support mentor judgements about the achievement of competence. The tool and, the wider criterion referenced assessment process, can provide insight into students who may not be progressing as expected and thereby allow for earlier intervention to prevent failure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competence Assessment, Integrated Assesssment, Assessment tool
Subjects: Sciences > Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Depositing User: John Unsworth
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 13:33
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 13:33
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/9037

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