Journal article

Developing "Ethical Mindfulness" in Continuing Professional Development in Healthcare: Use of a Personal Narrative Approach

Marilys Guillemin, Rosalind McDougall, Lynn Gillam

CAMBRIDGE QUARTERLY OF HEALTHCARE ETHICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

Continuing professional development (CPD) and life-long learning are now widely accepted goals of healthcare professions. Although this is perhaps more apparent in the medical profession, most other healthcare professions are in widespread agreement that in order to fulfill their professional requirements, healthcare professionals need to adopt a practice of life-long learning. Continuing professional development is seen as important for a number of reasons. One reason is that the continuing advances in biomedical science and technology mean that new drugs, devices, and procedures are constantly being introduced into healthcare practice, requiring ongoing acquisition of new content knowledge..

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