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P.I.E.C.E.S Learning and Development Program Day 1
November 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
P.I.E.C.E.S. is a best practice learning and development initiative that provides an approach to understanding and enhancing care for individuals with complex physical and cognitive/mental health needs and behaviour changes. P.I.E.C.E.S. enables a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach and promotes continuous improved shared care practices through human resource development and changes in practice.
The P.I.E.C.E.S. holistic approach to understanding the meaning behind a person’s behaviour comes from considering the person’s; Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual health, supportive strategies to maximize Capabilities, the individual’s social and physical Environment, and his/her Social self (cultural, spiritual, Life Story).
The P.I.E.C.E.S. approach has a 3-Question Template at its foundation to facilitate a shared TEAM understanding of the often multiple causes and associated risks; care planning can recognize areas of need and build upon the person’s remaining strengths. The person and family are the centre-point of every TEAM.
The target audience is Regulated Health Professionals interested in becoming a P.I.E.C.E.S. Resource Person within their organization. Developing the core competencies will require support from the organization’s senior leadership team and the local PRC / geriatric outreach/specialty team; this will improve team and individual practices and promote collaborative care.
Please note: PSW’s and other unregulated front line employees are not eligible to attend the P.I.E.C.E.S. Program. Please consider the U-First! Program for these employees.
The P.I.E.C.E.S. 16-hour program focuses on the development of six core competencies to:
+ Detect or flag cognitive/mental health needs and associated behavioural issues.
+ Use the template to guide a systematic, comprehensive, and team approach to complex issues.
+ Use the recommended tools to collect data.
+ Plan care with others (internal and external to the organization).
+ Evaluate based on the goals developed through care planning.
+ Coach other staff to develop the above five competencies in others
P.I.E.C.E.S 16hr Program Goals
1. Comprehensive, best practices approach to assessment and care planning
2. Risk management
3. Implementation of current and emerging best practices
4. Interdisciplinary care
5. Integration and collaborative care