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Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios : Evidence of Continuing Competence - Marie Heartfield

Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios

Evidence of Continuing Competence


Published: 15th May 2011
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Portfolios are a tool of increasing significance across the health professions in meeting the demands of contemporary regulation of professional competence. Professional Portfolios: Evidence of Competency for Nurses and Midwives is the first book written specifically for the Australian and New Zealand market that demonstrates the relationship between portfolios and regulation.

The book offers background information on the need for and benefits of portfolios and a range of approaches and formats to communicate progress towards education for entry to practice for students of midwifery and nursing programs, continuing professional development, performance review, renewal of practice certificates and career review and planning. A key strength of this book is the way it facilitates an understanding about the rationales in portfolio design and the integration of the relevant professional standards. The book addresses the concept of evidence and examines its role in making claims to achievement of competence and learning.

A further strength is the inclusion of the potential for portfolios to assist with performance review and career planning, making this book a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, practicing clinicians and educators.

Professional practice and portfolios
The meaning and purpose of portfolios
Portfolios and their relationship to self and professional regulation
The relationship between international (International Council of Nurses), national (ANMC and NCNZ) and broader generic competencies (e.g., University Graduate Qualities) and professional decision making frameworks
Portfolio styles and models
The potential of portfolios in addressing the professional requirement for regulation of practice.
The need for and benefits of portfolios and suitable portfolio formats to address professional needs.
e Portfolios
What is an ePortfolio
e-Portfolio structuring
Evidence - What do I have and what do I need?
Understanding types, sources and quality of evidence to support claims of competence to practice.
Identifying existing evidence and generating or gathering new evidence of competence to practice
using a reflective cycle to review and evaluate evidence and inform future directions
Compiling Your Portfolio
Structure and models to illustrate competency for practice
Self-directed activities in identifying claims of competence to practice and selecting and structuring evidence.
Portfolio evaluation and assessment
Recognising and justifying quality evidence. 
Self directed activities in evaluating portfolios as evidence
Portfolios and career planning
Using portfolios to advance or extend practice and develop career plans. 
Using portfolios to educate and manage others
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ISBN: 9780729540780
ISBN-10: 0729540782
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 15th May 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 24.13
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised