While professional confidence is a common outcome measure used in professional development evaluation, there is a lack of clarity and rigour in the measurement of dietitians' confidence. Using recent research in dietitians' confidence, this session explores the relationship between dietitians' competence and confidence in mental health, and highlights the implications for practitioners, researchers, and educators; shares evidence-informed tips to improve professional confidence; and outlines ways to improve the quality of practitioner confidence measurement and evaluation.
After this presentation, you will be able to:
- Distinguish between professional competence and professional confidence, and how this relates to measuring professional confidence in practitioners,
- Identify the factors related to dietitians’ professional confidence in working with clients with common mental health conditions, and this relates to building confidence in dietetic practice in general, and
- Describe the process for evidence-based development and quality evaluation of confidence measurement tools.
Date of presentation: June 8, 2018, Dietitians of Canada National Conference
Speaker: Kerryn Buttenshaw PhD., APD. is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and owner of Healthy Harmony in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Video presentation (60 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)
Cost: $14.95 for members; $19.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students