new approach to client orientation better aligns Tzu Chi's Integrated Care Program with the organization's integrated and holistic philosophy, reports Clinic Manager Gina Blank.
Prior to April 5th, new recruits each received individual, 1.5-hour 'intake' sessions with the Institute's research nurse.Now, explains Blank
, orientation lasts approximately 3.5 hours and involves other Tzu Chi practitioners and clinical staff, as well as up to 20 potential program participants with their family and/or friends.Blank
explains that feedback from client focus groups, conducted as part of an overall evaluation of the Inte-
advises that an evaluation of the new orientation process will be conducted after two months, and appropriate changes made based on client and staff feedback.