Traits and Qualities of a Health Worker

  1. qualities of a nurse Efficient
    • plans with the people, organizes, conducts, directs health education activities according to the needs of the community
    • knowledgeable about everything relevant to his practice; has the necessary skills expected of him
  2. Good listener
    • hears what’s being said and what’s behind the words
    • always available for the participant to voice out their sentiments and needs
  3. Keen observer
    • keep an eye on the proceedings, process and participants’ behavior
  4. Systematic
    • knows how to put in sequence or logical order the parts of the session
  5. Creative/Resourceful
    • uses available resources
  6. Analytical/Critical thinker
    • decides on what has been analyzed
  7. Tactful
    • brings about issues in smooth subtle manner
    • does not embarrass but gives constructive criticisms
  8. Knowledgeable 
    • able to impart relevant, updated and sufficient input
  9. Open
    • invites ideas, suggestions, criticisms
    • involves people in decision making
    • accepts need for joint planning and decision relative to health care in a particular situation; not resistant to change
  10. Sense of humor
    • knows how to place a touch of humor to keep audience alive
  11. Change agent
    • involves participants actively in assuming the responsibility for his own learning
  12. Coordinator
    • brings into consonance of harmony the community’s health care activities
  13. Objective
    • unbiased and fair in decision making
  14. Flexible
    • able to cope with different situations

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