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Continuing Professional Development in Health and Social Care: Strategies for Lifelong Learning, 2nd Edition

Continuing Professional Development in Health and Social Care: Strategies for Lifelong Learning, 2nd Edition

Auldeen Alsop

ISBN: 978-1-118-53956-9

Jan 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

176 pages

$41.99

Description

All allied health and social care professionals are required to engage in Continuing Professional
Development (CPD) in order to systematically maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills
and so develop the personal qualities and attributes required in their working lives.

Extensively updated and revised, this second edition now reflects the latest regulatory requirements of
health and social care professionals in the UK, and addresses the needs of health professionals working
worldwide, including social workers who are now regulated in the UK by the Health and Care Professions
Council (HCPC). In addition, new chapters address the specific needs of support workers and students of the relevant professions.

The book discusses the theoretical basis for maintaining competence and offers practical guidance on
how to develop a strategy for professional and career development. Ways of developing and maintaining
a portfolio and of creating a profile to meet regulatory body requirements are addressed, and there is an
emphasis on the development of learning skills, skills of reflection and critical evaluation as central to the
CPD process. Attention is given to the specific needs of those professionals working directly with service
users in practice, those holding managerial positions, employed in education and undertaking research.

The second edition of this practical guide provides invaluable advice for successful continuing
professional development for health and social care professionals at all stages of their career.

• Provides practical guidance on strategies for lifelong learning and continuing professional
development

• Addresses the very latest CPD and regulatory requirements for health and social care professionals

• Includes specific CPD strategies for students and support workers as well as professionals
employed in practice, management, education and research

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

Index 159