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Continual Professional Development (CPD): Improving Quality of Nursing Care in Nepal

Simkhada, B, Mackay, S, Khatri, RJ, Sharma, CK, Pokhrel, T, Marahatta, S, Angell, C, van Teijlingen, E and Simkhada, PP (2016) Continual Professional Development (CPD): Improving Quality of Nursing Care in Nepal. Health Prospect, 15 (3). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2091-2021

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Abstract

The notion that health professionals should be accountable to people and the society they serve is not a new concept (1). Globally, health professionals are being nudged to demonstrate their commitment with continuing professional development (CPD) in order to maintain competence in light of evidence-based practice and ever changing technology in health service provision. CPD provides an important strategy to improve the knowledge and skills of health practitioners as well as the quality of service (2). The World Health Organization also stresses the need to capacity enhancement of nurses and midwives through education, training and career development in Southeast Asia (3). The member states in the Region have agreed on a Decade for Strengthening Human Resources for Health in South-East Asia, 2015–2024, and country action plans have been developed to strengthen physicians, nurses and midwives with the focus on transforming education and retention (4). This editorial highlights the importance of CPD and existing lack of such provision in the field of nursing in Nepal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Public Health Institute
Publisher: Nepal Public Health Students Society
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 13:11
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 13:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.3126/hprospect.v15i3.16326
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12434

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