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

Simkhada, B., Mackay, S., Khatri, R., Sharma, C.K., Pokhrel, T., Marahatta, S., Angell, C., Van Teijlingen, E. and Simkhada, P., 2016. Continual Professional Development (CPD): Improving Quality of Nursing Care in Nepal. Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health, 15 (III), pp. 1-3.

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DOI: 10.3126/hprospect.v15i3.16326

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
ISSN:2091-2021
Uncontrolled Keywords:Continual Professional Development ; Quality of Nursing Care ; Nepal
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31436
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Nov 2018 14:45
Last Modified:08 Nov 2018 14:45

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