Traits and Qualities of a Health Worker

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
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
Keen observer
  • keep an eye on the proceedings, process and participants’ behavior
Systematic
  • knows how to put in sequence or logical order the parts of the session
Creative/Resourceful
  • uses available resources
Analytical/Critical thinker
  • decides on what has been analyzed
Tactful
  • brings about issues in smooth subtle manner
  • does not embarrass but gives constructive criticisms
Knowledgeable
  • able to impart relevant, updated and sufficient input
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
Sense of humor
  • knows how to place a touch of humor to keep audience alive
Change agent
  • involves participants actively in assuming the responsibility for his own learning
Coordinator
  • brings into consonance of harmony the community’s health care activities
Objective
  • unbiased and fair in decision making
Flexible
  • able to cope with different situations
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