Module 3: Processes


This online enduring activity is designed to introduce participants to the concept and purpose of guided participation. Content includes general information about and features of guided participation, the structure and functions of: issues, processes, and competencies, guided participation benefits to the patient, their family, the healthcare team, and the healthcare system, and how guided participation fits within health communication and patient care theories and models.


Current approaches to teaching/learning in clinical practice are primarily organized to provide information. Many healthcare providers do not have knowledge and skills about constructing learning situations that have the potential of supporting learner development of competence for health-related activities, specifically in the area of parenting and care-giving of infants, children, and adolescents.

Healthcare providers can incorporate these skills within their practice and parents, families, and caregivers will gain competence and confidence in performing care-giving health-related activities.

Intended Audience

The target audience includes physicians, nurses, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team who work with parents, children and their families on care giving challenges and other health-related goals.


This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialities area of interprofessional and communication skills, Institute of Medicine areas of patient-centered care and working with interdisciplinary teams, and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of values/ethics for interprofessional practice, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams/teamwork.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, learners will be able to:


  • Define and describe the application of six guided participation (molar) processes identified to date
  • Identify features that make guided participation a distinct form of competency development
  • Describe a process of applying guided participation processes to developing competencies to address issues
  • Describe molecular processes (strategies) as vehicles of carrying out molar processes    
Course summary
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Faculty/Planning Committee

  • Karen Pridham, PhD, RN - Course Director
  • Lisa Heinrichs, LCSW
  • Steve Leuthner, MD
  • Lori Williams, DNP, RNC, CCRN, NNP


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity. For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:



Financial Relationship Disclosures

Discussion of Unlabeled/Unapproved uses of drugs/devices in presentation?

Karen Pridham, PhD, RNCourse Director/Planner/Content ExpertNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Jessica Carlucci-JenkinsICEP StaffNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Lisa Heinrichs, LCSW

Planner/Content Expert/Reviewer

No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Steve Leuthner, MDPlanner/Content Expert/ReviewerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Julie Martinelli, BSICEP Staff

No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RNICEP Staff

No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Lori Williams, DNP, RNC, CCRN, NNPPlanner/Content Expert/Reviewer

No relevant financial relationships to disclose


* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.


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In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.








American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of XXX AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of XXX ANCC and Iowa contact hours.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation(s) may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for XXX CEUs or XXX hours.

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