Continuing professional development and social accountability: A review of the literature

Published on Jan 1, 2008in Journal of Interprofessional Care 1.60
· DOI :10.1080/13561820802028360
Lisa Fleet10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Memorial University of Newfoundland),
Fran Kirby6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Memorial University of Newfoundland)
+ 3 AuthorsRita Shaughnessy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Toronto)
Abstract
The idea that health professionals should be accountable to the society they serve is not a new concept and by the 1990s, the continuing professional development (CPD) of health professionals was being seen as one way in which Canadians' level of health could be improved. The public was, and is still today, increasingly demanding a system that is more responsive to regional and community needs. As a result, there is a need for more health professional education at all stages of the education continuum – undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development – that meets the health and social needs of the populations being served. The trend is now towards ‘socially accountable’ health care, meaning that the broader context of CPD must also include the personal, social, and political aspects of health care and as such, involve a widening of accountability to patients, the community, managers and policymakers. CPD planning must take into account local and national priorities as well as personal...
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Published on Apr 1, 1995in Health Services Research 2.67
Marsha Lillie-Blanton20
Estimated H-index: 20
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S C Hoffman1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract This article examines strategies and methodologic issues for researchers to consider when conducting community-based research within a racial/ethnic minority community. Members of minority communities have considerable skepticism about the health care system and researchers who work under its auspices. To facilitate quality research, it is necessary to build a mutually beneficial partnership between the community and researchers. Suggested strategies for accomplishing this goal, such as...
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Published on Jan 1, 1999in British Journal of Family Planning
Reader Fc1
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Hunt K1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsAdapa U1
Estimated H-index: 1
Family planning services in East Suffolk UK comprise a community trust component and an acute trust component. In 1995 staff from the trusts decided to establish better links in the interest of improving patient care. Their work together developing guidelines led to the creation and implementation of an interdisciplinary multiprofessional training initiative on family planning and how to manage STDs. A pilot training project was established to increase the level of theoretical knowledge on contr...
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Published on Jun 1, 2002in Journal of Hospital Librarianship
Charles R. Fikar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Nassau University Medical Center),
Latrina Keith Mls4
Estimated H-index: 4
(New York Academy of Medicine),
Denis Dobrochasov1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract This paper discusses the concept of continuing professional development (CPD) within the health sciences and provides an overview of its definition, delivery, necessity to the health professions, accreditation methods and the credentialing of providers. An attempt was made to examine as many fields as possible within the health professions. Selected Internet resources of potential benefit to the hospital librarian in the role of either a provider of reference help in this area or as a p...
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Alexandra M. Yip7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Dalhousie University),
George Kephart17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Paul J. Veugelers24
Estimated H-index: 24
Objectif : Etudier l'importance des caracteristiques socio-economiques de particuliers et d'unites de voisinage dans l'utilisation des soins de sante. Methode : Par diverses methodes de couplage, nous avons produit un ensemble de donnees longitudinales sur 2 116 Neo-Ecossais, leurs unites de voisinage, leur statut vital et huit annees d'utilisation des soins de sante. A l'aide d'analyses de regression a un et a plusieurs niveaux, nous avons examine les effets des caracteristiques des particulier...
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James Frankish10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of British Columbia),
Gerry Veenstra24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of British Columbia),
Glen Moulton6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of British Columbia)
The population health movement has gained prominence in Canada and elsewhere with policy makers, program planners and researchers taking note that health is strongly influenced by factors that lie largely beyond the health-care system. The development of population health in Canada was the focus of the National Conference on Shared Responsibility for Health & Social Impact Assessments: Advancing the Agenda held May 2–3 1999 in Vancouver, Canada. A longer version of this paper was distributed to ...
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Gerry Veenstra24
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Objectif : La repartition inegale des ressources economiques (c.-a-d. l'inegalite des revenus) dans une collectivite est une caracteristique susceptible d'influencer la sante generale de la population. L'inegalite des revenus semble fortement associee aux taux de mortalite dans les collectivites comme les Etats et les zones metropolitaines aux Etats-Unis, mais au Canada, elle ne semble pas jouer sur l'etat de sante dans les ensembles geopolitiques semblables. Nous faisons ici la synthese des pre...
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Published on Jun 1, 1998in Journal of Community Health 1.53
M. Idali Torres1
Estimated H-index: 1
This article examines the community process and data results of a health assessment conducted in an urban neighborhood of a middle-size city in Western Massachusetts. It describes the four-stage development process of the Health Assessment Project (HAP), a collaboration of the UMASS School of Public Health faculty and students, community based organizations and youth residents: (1) planning with a contemporary participatory approach, (2) implementing the data collection with traditional survey m...
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Published on May 1, 1993in Australian Journal of Rural Health 0.86
Ian Blue5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of South Australia),
Judy Howe‐Adams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of South Australia)
: Rural and remote health and welfare professionals require diversity, flexibility and recognition of individual and local education needs in the structure and content of the courses of learning they undertake. Numerous education methods have been proposed, and fewer tried, in an attempt to provide for the education and training needs of rural and remote health and welfare professionals. This article presents a pilot model of education for multidisciplinary health and welfare professionals which...
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Published on Dec 1, 2002in Social Science & Medicine 3.01
Kathleen Wilson3
Estimated H-index: 3
(McMaster University),
Mark W. Rosenberg25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Queen's University)
While much research has examined First Nations peoples' health in Canada, few studies have explored the role of traditional activities in enhancing health. Using data from the 1991 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), this paper incorporates a set of measures of traditional activities within a determinants of health framework for understanding First Nations peoples' health. Results from the analyses undertaken show that many of the determinants of health identified in analyses of the Canadian popula...
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Published on Feb 1, 2000in Nurse Education Today 2.07
Lorraine B. Ellis1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Northern General Hospital)
Abstract This paper argues the case for a tripartite model involving the manager educator and practitioner in the selection of candidates to programmes of continuing professional education (CPE). Nurse educators are said to play a key link in the education practice chain (Pendleton & Myles 1991), yet with the introduction of a market philosophy for education, the educator appears to have little, if any, influence over the selection of CPE candidates. Empirical studies on the value of an effectiv...
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in Academic Psychiatry 1.60
Marcus Law6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Toronto),
Mark J. Rapoport26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
+ 3 AuthorsAndrew Wiens3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Ottawa)
Objective This study provides evaluation results of an online study group (OSG) for geriatric psychiatry continuing professional development.
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Published on Apr 8, 2014in Journal of Education and Training
Shaw Tim1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Sydney),
McGregor Deborah1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Sydney)
+ 3 AuthorsRoss Jackie1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Sydney)
Purpose – Cancer care is complex and an integrated cancer pathway involves many health professionals in a variety of care settings using many skills. The widely distributed and heterogeneous nature of the cancer workforce raises significant challenges with respect to professional development. Cancer Learning is a government-funded initiative designed to provide access to a wide range of quality online learning resources for all health care professionals involved in the care of cancer patients an...
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Suad Hannawi1
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Issa Al Salmi2
Estimated H-index: 2
SUMMARY A strong health system is impossible without health workers who are the ultimate resource. Money and medical supplies are needed, but these inputs require an efficient workforce. Challenges with respect to human resources vary greatly between and within countries, and are associated with the political, economical, cultural and societal context of a country. Moreover, the gaps in the workforce do not generally relate to doctors but to nurses and other classes of health worker who make up ...
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Published on Jun 1, 2014in Anaesthesia 5.43
M J Watson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Newcastle),
Daniel M. Wong7
Estimated H-index: 7
(St. Vincent's Health System)
+ 7 AuthorsMichael J. Barrington21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
Summary Assessment tools must be investigated for reliability, validity and feasibility before being implemented. In 2013, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists introduced workplace-based assessments, including a direct observation of a procedural skills assessment tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of this assessment tool for ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Six experts assessed 30 video-recorded trainee performances of ultraso...
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Published on Nov 1, 2014in Presse Medicale 0.92
Patrice François61
Estimated H-index: 61
Points essentiels Le developpement professionnel continu (DPC) est une nouvelle approche de la formation medicale continue fondee sur : l’evaluation des besoins du praticien, une pedagogie centree sur les pratiques et la prise en compte de la responsabilite sociale du medecin. Le DPC est devenu obligatoire en France de par une loi de 2009 pour tous les professionnels de sante. On observe un retard de mise en œuvre du DPC, du a certaines caracteristiques du dispositif reglementaire. Les principau...
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Published on Dec 1, 2013in BMC Nursing
Kay Ross1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Southern Cross University),
Jennieffer Barr6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Southern Cross University),
John Stevens14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Southern Cross University)
Background This paper presents a discussion related to the recent decision in Australia to introduce mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for nurses. Historically there has been international debate surrounding mandatory CPD requirements; this debate is ongoing as Australian nurses face a diverse range of CPD offerings from a variety of providers.
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Netsanet Fentahun6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Ashagre Molla2
Estimated H-index: 2
Background An effectively prepared and continually updated workforce of health professionals is essential to maintenance and improvement in patient care. The major goal of continuing education is to improve and promote quality care. Continuing education is also important to an organization’s strategic plan because of its positive influence on the quality of care provided. The purpose of this study was to identify the determinants of and opportunities for continuing education among health care pr...
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Introduction Although required under the National Health Policy of the country, Swaziland lacked a comprehensive framework to support a CPD programme for the nursing and midwifery workforce. Aims and Methods Through consecutive grants from the African Health Professions Regulatory Collaborative, nursing and midwifery leaders in Swaziland were able to develop and implement a national programme for CPD. Methods included a comprehensive needs assessment, stakeholder sensitisation meetings to gain i...
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Published on Jan 1, 2014in Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics
Lucy Gitonga4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Njogu Samson Muriuki2
Estimated H-index: 2
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides an important strategy for reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality with the aim of attaining Millennium Development goals (MDG) four and five. However, there is lack of information about how Kenyan midwives understand and perceive CPD and how this is situated in the practice and social context. This research aimed to explore Kenyan midwives’ experience and perceptions of CPD. A descriptive explorative approach gathered focus group discussio...
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