The utilization of AirWatch technology has on mobile phones and tablets has also aided the employees in Vitas in accessing media and information which assists the invalids and families in making decisions regarding the end-of-life. In addition, the employment of technology within this setting has significantly aided in the identification of patients that are fit for hospice. Leadership and Economic Models Economic stereotypes and leadership prototypes were critical facts which were analyzed during the practicum. Various leaderships skills were also developed and enhanced during this period. In particular, through the practicum, I developed skills in relation to decision-making. On the same note, communication skills were significantly improved since they were constantly needed while working with the hospice team (Forman, Jones, & Thistlethwaite, 2014). Through the development of communication capabilities, I was able to understand instructions given which were integral to the enhancement of the quality of life. Besides, collaboration and team- building skills were considerably enhanced. Health Disparities Health disparities were a significant concept which was learnt while working in Vitas Hospice. Specifically, it was noted that there was a considerable racial divide between the blacks
PROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE AND PRACTICUM REFLECTIVE JOURNAL 6 and the whites. In this case, it was observed that there were more whites than blacks in the hospice and this was attributed to the inequalities and mistreatment of the African- Americans.
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