Continuing professional development - a re-examination of the facts
Henwood, Suzanne; Edie, J; Flinton, D; Simpson, R.
Citation:Henwood, S., Edie, J., Flinton, D., & Simpson, R. (1998). Continuing professional development—a re-examination of the facts. Radiography, 4(1), 5-8.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2334
This article reviews research published over the last 15 years, exploring the various components of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and considers why it is important and whose responsibility it is. The style that CPD should take to maximize participation and effectiveness and the expected benefits and practical problems associated with CPD are issues that are raised. A modified definition of CPD is put forward which not only allows for flexibility of input but also considers the impact on clinical practice.