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Continuing Professional Development in Health and Social Care Strategies for Lifelong Learning



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 4/1/2013.
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This new edition of the basic resource has been substantially restructured and updated to reflect the very latest CPD requirements and includes several new chapters. It reviews current policy on CPD and discusses the theoretical basis for maintaining competence and for adult learning, whilst providing practical guidance on how to develop a strategy for professional and career development, and on portfolio preparation that shows evidence of professional updating and CPD.

Author Biography

Auldeen Alsop is Professor of Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgements ix

1 Lifelong learning and continuing professional development 1

2 Regulation of allied health and social care professionals 12

3 The professional portfolio 22

4 The process of continuing professional development 34

5 Learning to learn 47

6 Learning with others 58

7 Learning in the workplace 68

8 Scholarly activity and research for the practitioner 84

9 Learning to write and writing to learn 101

10 Career development 114

11 CPD and career development for academics 125

12 Leadership and professional development 136

13 Learning strategies and CPD for support workers 146

14 Learning for leisure and pleasure 153


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