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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Continuing professional development

Continuing professional development

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(p.277) Chapter 31 Continuing professional development
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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Siân Jaggar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0031

The quality of care provided to patients is presumed to be related to lifelong learning. Continuous professional development (CPD) is therefore a requirement for all those who profess a commitment to competence. This chapter discusses the definitions of CPD, what lifelong learning should involve, how to undertake CPD, and obstacles to CPD.

Keywords:   healthcare quality, lifelong learning, continuous professional development, CPD, competence

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