Clinical Services and Social Impact
The social impact goals for professional practice and service learning are formulated according to the levels of participation (community interaction, community engagement or social impact).
The rules for engagement are collaboratively negotiated and clearly communicated with clients, groups, partners and the industry in general. The social impact goals for professional practice and service learning are:
- Services, interventions and research activities are specified and sustainable.
- Roles of team members/partners are negotiated and clearly communicated.
- An action strategy is discussed/communicated/negotiated.
- A plan for quality assurance, record keeping and reporting is agreed upon and disseminated.
- Profession specific plans of action and intervention are disseminated.
- Progress is monitored and evaluated and communicated to relevant role players/partners.
Social impact evaluation takes place in terms of goals set by service users and service providers/diseases or health conditions targeted/environmental or structural barriers identified/targeted. Evaluation criteria metrics are specified and utilized to demonstrate the change over a specified period.