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Continuing professional development for non-medical health care professionals: History, issues and challenges

Continuing professional development for non-medical health care professionals: History, issues and challenges

Burke, Linda, Redfern, Morag and Marks-Maran, Di (2016) Continuing professional development for non-medical health care professionals: History, issues and challenges. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 8 (2). pp. 85-105. ISSN 2071-1158 (Online)

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Abstract

Continuing professional development (CPD) for healthcare professionals is an important issue in the maintenance of high standards of patient care. The non-medical healthcare professions have a varied history of CPD. This article presents how CPD has developed and emerged for the largest of the healthcare professions in the United Kingdom – nursing - and a newly emerging healthcare professional group, paramedic practitioners, including the emergence of CPD programmes for these professions, key current issues and policy drivers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continuing professional development; Nursing, Paramedic practice; Healthcare policy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 11:29
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15606

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