Continuing professional development in the health professions: Role of the hospital librarian

Charles R. Fikar, Latrina Keith, Denis Dobrochasov

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Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of continuing professional development (CPD) within the health sciences and provides an overview of its definition, delivery, necessity to the health professions, accreditation methods and the credentialing of providers. An attempt was made to examine as many fields as possible within the health professions. Selected Internet resources of potential benefit to the hospital librarian in the role of either a provider of reference help in this area or as a provider of an accredited course are listed and briefly discussed. Criteria to help in site evaluation are outlined. A brief listing of materials that provide opportunities for CPD to which a hospital library may subscribe is also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-28
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Hospital Librarianship
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Continuing medical education
  • Credentialing
  • Evaluation
  • Internet sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Continuing professional development in the health professions : Role of the hospital librarian. / Fikar, Charles R.; Keith, Latrina; Dobrochasov, Denis.

In: Journal of Hospital Librarianship, Vol. 2, No. 3, 01.06.2002, p. 11-28.

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