The impact of a foundation degree in health and social care from a graduate perspective: implications and considerations for managers
Griggs, C. 2013. The impact of a foundation degree in health and social care from a graduate perspective: implications and considerations for managers. British Journal of Healthcare Management. 19 (12), pp. 590-595.
Aim: To gain intelligence on the impact a FD has on individuals personally and professionally, and to share the findings with employers and managers along with consideration of the wider implications.
Background: The FD is becoming more popular as a vehicle to the AP role; to ensure education budgets are used effectively managers need to assess the value of such programmes.
Method: A small-scale mixed method study using a postal questionnaire to gather information from FD graduates. Results: Benefits of the FD included: enhanced knowledge at work; enhanced skills at work; an impact on personal performance and on the service provided.
Conclusion: Employers and managers encouraged to recognise not just the personal benefits of FD education on their employees but also the wider implications: equity of access to education budgets; acquisition of fundamental values; better recruitment and retention of unregistered workforce; diversification and new ways of working.
|Journal||British Journal of Healthcare Management|
|Journal citation||19 (12), pp. 590-595|
|Publisher||Mark Allen Group|
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|Deposited||27 Feb 2015|
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