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dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBrenton-Rule, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJepson, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMolyneux, Pen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-10T01:40:59Z
dc.date.available2021-09-10T01:40:59Z
dc.date.copyright2021-12en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Foot and Ankle Research, Volume 14, Article number: 54 (2021)
dc.identifier.issn1757-1146en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14490
dc.description.abstractBackground Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) registered podiatrists are required to participate in a mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) programme. This study investigated podiatrist’s perceptions and satisfaction surrounding mandatory CPD requirements following the implementation of a new 2-year CPD programme. Methods A cross-sectional study of NZ registered podiatrists was conducted between October 9th and December 9th, 2020. Data was collected using a web-based survey. The 39-item survey included questions to elicit participant characteristics, perceptions of CPD, difficulties undertaking CPD, and satisfaction with the new CPD programme. The survey findings were reported using descriptive statistics and conventional content analysis. Results One hundred and thirty-four podiatrists completed the survey. Most respondents worked in private practice (n = 107, 80 %), were in full-time employment (n = 83, 62 %), and had greater than 16 years of work experience (n = 73, 54 %). Respondents agreed it was important to engage in CPD (n = 126, 94 %) and reported that knowledge gained from CPD contributed to their daily work (n = 78, 58 %). 44 % (n = 58) reported difficulties keeping up to date with CPD. The main barriers to CPD participation reported were workload (n = 90, 67 %) and lack of time (n = 84, 63 %). Three categories (understanding the CPD programme; access to CPD; and time to complete CPD) were identified from the qualitative analysis to describe why it was difficult to meet CPD requirements. Conclusions NZ podiatrists value CPD and are satisfied with most aspects of the mandatory CPD programme apart from the hours attributed to compulsory activities. The current approach to cultural safety CPD requires revision, with a move away from a time-based approach to a system that promotes an understanding and relevance to practice. Lack of time, practice workload, financial barriers, geographical location, and employment context were factors that influenced a practitioner’s ability to engage in CPD. Facilitation of CPD activities that are flexible to ensure relevance to the practitioner’s specific work within their scope of practice, and that can occur in the workplace environment, may address barriers and increase engagement with to CPD activities.
dc.languageenen_NZ
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://jfootankleres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13047-021-00492-6
dc.rights© The Author(s). 2021 Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data.
dc.subjectPodiatry; Continuing professional development; New Zealand
dc.titlePerceptions and Satisfaction of a Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme Amongst Aotearoa New Zealand Podiatristsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13047-021-00492-6en_NZ
aut.relation.articlenumber54en_NZ
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.volume14en_NZ
pubs.elements-id440269
aut.relation.journalJournal of Foot and Ankle Researchen_NZ


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