Self-managementskills amongst the patients are critical in improving theircondition. It is important for the patients to gain significantknowledge of how to manage their condition such as learning how totake the medications as prescribed and being able to manage theemotional impact of their condition. A personal development plan isessential in gaining such skills and knowledge. The medicalpractitioners also need the development plan.
Apersonal action plan helps the medical practitioners improve theirskills and knowledge in their specialty areas such as maintaininggood relationships with the clients and colleagues, good professionalpractice and ethical guidelines in the medical profession.
Apersonal action plan helps to outline the tasks that require to bedone so as to accomplish the stated goals. For example, a patient’sgoal can be to lose at least five pounds within the next threemonths. The goal will help to determine the specific actions toundertake to reduce weight such as walking three times a day. For amedical practitioner, the goal can be to improve their knowledge. Thetasks in such a case might include attending seminars and workshops.
Anaction plan is essential in determining the time required in eachtask to ensure all the tasks are accomplished within the expectedduration. Also, it will help to track the task progress andachievement.
Theaction plan helps in the determination of the resources required toaccomplish the set goals. For a patient intending to lose fivepounds, the resources might be creating time while a medicalpractitioner needs tuition fee.
Theaction plan is essential in the determination of the challengeslikely to emerge in an attempt to achieve the stated goals andconsequent development of problem-solving techniques.