Continuing professional development and Irish hospital doctors: a survey of current use and future needs

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dc.contributor.author Maher, Bridget M.
dc.contributor.author Faruqui, Adnan
dc.contributor.author Horgan, Mary
dc.contributor.author Bergin, Colm
dc.contributor.author O'Tuathaigh, Colm M. P.
dc.contributor.author Bennett, Deirdre
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-06T10:39:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-06T10:39:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Maher, B., Faruqui, A., Horgan, M., Bergin, C., Tuathaigh, C. O. and Bennett, D. (2017) 'Continuing professional development and Irish hospital doctors: a survey of current use and future needs', Clinical Medicine, 17(4), pp. 307-315. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-4-307 en
dc.identifier.volume 17
dc.identifier.issued 4
dc.identifier.startpage 307
dc.identifier.endpage 315
dc.identifier.issn 1473-4893
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6719
dc.identifier.doi 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-4-307
dc.description.abstract Doctors rate clinical relevance and applicability as the most important determinants of continuing professional development (CPD) course selection. This study examined patterns of current CPD practice and perceived CPD needs among hospital doctors in Ireland across various clinical specialties. A cross-sectional survey was administered to doctors, focusing on the areas of training needs analysis, CPD course content and preferred course format. In total, 547 doctors identified doctor-patient communication as the skill ranked highest for importance and level of current performance. Workload/time organisation and stress management were areas where a skills deficiency was identified. Non-clinical CPD topics, including resilience training, management and communication skills, were preferred areas for future CPD offerings. All respondents favoured interactive, hands-on sessions. CPD course completion and preference patterns differed significantly across clinical specialties. These results highlight the importance of considering the individual needs and preferences of clinicians across clinical specialties to facilitate more effective CPD programmes. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal College of Physicians en
dc.relation.uri http://www.clinmed.rcpjournal.org/content/17/4/307
dc.rights © 2017, Royal College of Physicians. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Clinical specialty en
dc.subject Continuing professional development en
dc.subject Learning environment en
dc.subject Training needs en
dc.title Continuing professional development and Irish hospital doctors: a survey of current use and future needs en
dc.type Review en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Tuathaigh, Medicine , University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.otuathaigh@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Clinical Medicine en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.otuathaigh@ucc.ie en


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