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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304516
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Re-Inventing the Wheel:'Consensus, Continuing Competence and Public Safety
Author(s):
Vernon, Rachael A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Omicron
Author Details:
Rachael A. Vernon, RN, BN, MPhil (Distinction), ravernon@xtra.co.nz
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: 'Nursing regulatory authorities agree that monitoring the continuing competence of the profession is necessary to protect the public. International research completed during 2011-2012 indicated that definitions of continuing competence across six countries Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have strong similarities. This presentation will present and discuss the consensus view of these international regulatory experts with regard to the assessment and demonstration of continuing competence. Recommendations will be made to align the consensus framework with existing conditions and for possible legislative and/or or policy change. The purpose of this research was to develop an international consensus model for the demonstration and assessment of continuing competence.' Whilst a range of international experts participated in this research there was a particular focus on the regulatory authorities in the following six countries; Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America and New Zealand.

Methods: ' The research was undertaken using the Delphi Technique.' Delphi rounds were administered until consensus was determined.' Four rounds were administered commencing with key stakeholder interviews with fourteen regulatory experts drawn from the six focus countries.' The findings of round one formed the basis of the development of the subsequent Delphi rounds that were administered via electronic surveys.' A participant group of 51 international experts experienced in the development, implementation or assessment of continuing competence frameworks was recruited.'

Results: ' There is general consensus with regard to the purpose, definition, and indicators of continuing competence however inconsistency exists over the level to which continuing competence should be demonstrated, the criteria against which continuing competence should be assessed and the relationship continuing competence has to public safety.

Conclusion: In addition the permissiveness of legislative, political and fiscal priorities have a significant impact on the implementation of appropriate frameworks.

Keywords:
Continuing competence; Competence assessment; nursing legislation
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleRe-Inventing the Wheel:'Consensus, Continuing Competence and Public Safetyen
dc.contributor.authorVernon, Rachael A.en
dc.contributor.departmentXi Omicronen
dc.author.detailsRachael A. Vernon, RN, BN, MPhil (Distinction), ravernon@xtra.co.nzen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304516-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b>'Nursing regulatory authorities agree that monitoring the continuing competence of the profession is necessary to protect the public. International research completed during 2011-2012 indicated that definitions of continuing competence across six countries Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have strong similarities. This presentation will present and discuss the consensus view of these international regulatory experts with regard to the assessment and demonstration of continuing competence.<b> </b>Recommendations will be made to align the consensus framework with existing conditions and for possible legislative and/or or policy change. The purpose of this research was to develop an international consensus model for the demonstration and assessment of continuing competence.' Whilst a range of international experts participated in this research there was a particular focus on the regulatory authorities in the following six countries; Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America and New Zealand. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b>' The research was undertaken using the Delphi Technique.' Delphi rounds were administered until consensus was determined.' Four rounds were administered commencing with key stakeholder interviews with fourteen regulatory experts drawn from the six focus countries.' The findings of round one formed the basis of the development of the subsequent Delphi rounds that were administered via electronic surveys.' A participant group of 51 international experts experienced in the development, implementation or assessment of continuing competence frameworks was recruited.' <p><b><b>Results: </b></b>' There is general consensus with regard to the purpose, definition, and indicators of continuing competence however inconsistency exists over the level to which continuing competence should be demonstrated, the criteria against which continuing competence should be assessed and the relationship continuing competence has to public safety. <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b> </strong>In addition the permissiveness of legislative, political and fiscal priorities have a significant impact on the implementation of appropriate frameworks.en
dc.subjectContinuing competenceen
dc.subjectCompetence assessmenten
dc.subjectnursing legislationen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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