Continuing professional development (CPD): quantifying the views of occupational therapist managers in an Irish context [thesis]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/116211
Title:
Continuing professional development (CPD): quantifying the views of occupational therapist managers in an Irish context [thesis]
Authors:
Penny, Linda
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
AOTI
Journal:
AOTI
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/116211
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The Irish healthcare sector has seen radical new reforms being initiated in recent years. The opening of three new schools and impending State Registration will place unheralded attention on the provision of, and engagement in, CPD. The purpose of this study was to quantify the views of Occupational Therapist Managers in Ireland on CPD. CPD must be fostered and developed within all fields of Occupational Therapy, regardless of speciality and location. It needs to be intrinsically motivated, and therapists should not rely on fulfilling statutory requirements as the sole reason to engage in CPD. Adequate resources such as funding, time, mentoring and increased staffing will go a long way towards the effective implementation of CPD activities. CPD activities should demonstrate value for money, address competency, improve service provision and complement organisational strategic goals.
Keywords:
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Local subject classification:
CPD

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPenny, Lindaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-24T12:25:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-11-24T12:25:26Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/116211-
dc.descriptionThe Irish healthcare sector has seen radical new reforms being initiated in recent years. The opening of three new schools and impending State Registration will place unheralded attention on the provision of, and engagement in, CPD. The purpose of this study was to quantify the views of Occupational Therapist Managers in Ireland on CPD. CPD must be fostered and developed within all fields of Occupational Therapy, regardless of speciality and location. It needs to be intrinsically motivated, and therapists should not rely on fulfilling statutory requirements as the sole reason to engage in CPD. Adequate resources such as funding, time, mentoring and increased staffing will go a long way towards the effective implementation of CPD activities. CPD activities should demonstrate value for money, address competency, improve service provision and complement organisational strategic goals.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAOTIen
dc.subjectPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENTen
dc.subjectOCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTen
dc.subject.otherCPDen
dc.titleContinuing professional development (CPD): quantifying the views of occupational therapist managers in an Irish context [thesis]en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.identifier.journalAOTIen
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