Essay: Evaluation of Professional Competence
The evaluation of professional competence has for a long period of time been considered to be among the most significant final goals of medical education.
This has been the most important tasks of teachers in the medical field. However, until recent times, clinical competence has been taken for granted by a lot of people in the nursing field. Clinical competency has been defined in terms of what is expected for the nursing student, intern or specialist to deliver when faced by a medical situation (Andrews, 2005). Thus, competence brings together all the attributes that are necessary for the task bestowed to an individual. For the nursing profession, this competency is usually assessed in terms of interpersonal, clinical and technical components. In this paper, focus is examining three case studies and how they were handled with regards to the nursing assessment in clinical practice.