Continuing Education Ensures Competence to Practise and Assures Public Safety

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335162
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Continuing Education Ensures Competence to Practise and Assures Public Safety
Other Titles:
Clinically Relevant Global Nursing Education
Author(s):
Vernon, Rachael A.; Chiarella, Mary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rachael A. Vernon, RN, PhD, ravernon@xtra.co.nz; Mary Chiarella, RN, LLB (Hons), PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this research is to determine what evidence exists to support or refute the hypothesis that continuing education ensures continuing competence to practise and assures public safety. The research builds on a previous international study that focused on the development of an international consensus view for the assessment of continuing competence. Methods: The research has been undertaken using a three stage mixed method evaluation design. Each stage of the research has been completed sequentially. Stage One focuses on a critical analysis of current Case law related to nurse competence notifications. Stage Two, an analysis of data competence notification data received and processed by regulatory authorities, and Stage Three, interviews with key staff employed by regulatory authorities to process these cases. Triangulation of data has occured to derive the overarching outcomes from this study. Results: A common indicator of continuing competence, required by regulatory authorities is continuing education or continuing professional development. However, does continuing education ensure continuing competence and assure public safety? Whilst continuing competence is agreed by regulatory authorities to be necessary to protect the public in health professional regulation. Definitions of continuing competence within legislation and policy across developed nations have strong similarities, international research indicates that there is confusion over the level to which continuing competence needs to be demonstrated, the criteria against which continuing competence should be assessed and the role of continuing competence frameworks in ensuring public safety. In this presentation the preliminary research findings and opinion will be presented and discussed. Conclusion: This research has sought to understand and dtermine the relationships between continuing education, continuing competence requirements for nurses in New Zealand and Australia, and the relevant legislation with regard to assuring public safety, and as a result the implication for nurses in terms of their continued safety to practice.
Keywords:
Continuing Education; Continuing Competence; Public Safety
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14O06
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleContinuing Education Ensures Competence to Practise and Assures Public Safetyen
dc.title.alternativeClinically Relevant Global Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorVernon, Rachael A.en
dc.contributor.authorChiarella, Maryen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRachael A. Vernon, RN, PhD, ravernon@xtra.co.nz; Mary Chiarella, RN, LLB (Hons), PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335162-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this research is to determine what evidence exists to support or refute the hypothesis that continuing education ensures continuing competence to practise and assures public safety. The research builds on a previous international study that focused on the development of an international consensus view for the assessment of continuing competence. Methods: The research has been undertaken using a three stage mixed method evaluation design. Each stage of the research has been completed sequentially. Stage One focuses on a critical analysis of current Case law related to nurse competence notifications. Stage Two, an analysis of data competence notification data received and processed by regulatory authorities, and Stage Three, interviews with key staff employed by regulatory authorities to process these cases. Triangulation of data has occured to derive the overarching outcomes from this study. Results: A common indicator of continuing competence, required by regulatory authorities is continuing education or continuing professional development. However, does continuing education ensure continuing competence and assure public safety? Whilst continuing competence is agreed by regulatory authorities to be necessary to protect the public in health professional regulation. Definitions of continuing competence within legislation and policy across developed nations have strong similarities, international research indicates that there is confusion over the level to which continuing competence needs to be demonstrated, the criteria against which continuing competence should be assessed and the role of continuing competence frameworks in ensuring public safety. In this presentation the preliminary research findings and opinion will be presented and discussed. Conclusion: This research has sought to understand and dtermine the relationships between continuing education, continuing competence requirements for nurses in New Zealand and Australia, and the relevant legislation with regard to assuring public safety, and as a result the implication for nurses in terms of their continued safety to practice.en
dc.subjectContinuing Educationen
dc.subjectContinuing Competenceen
dc.subjectPublic Safetyen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:45:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:45:49Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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