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Title: Continuing professional development in Chile : a case study
Authors: Garcia, J
Copley, J
Turpin, M
Chien, CW 
Peña, N
Issue Date: 2016
Source: World Federation of Occupational Therapists bulletin, 2016, v. 72, no. 2, p. 107-110
Abstract: Continuing professional development (CPD) helps achieve quality practice founded on sound clinical reasoning and evidence. While CPD is a core component of registration in Anglophone countries, access to high-quality CPD may be limited in developing countries. Chile, a developing country graduating an increasing number of occupational therapists, provides a useful case for exploring CPD. Ten paediatric occupational therapists were interviewed regarding their access to CPD. Findings: CPD in Chile is accessed mainly through available short-term activities that cover a limited range of topics. Informal professional networks are heavily used. As Chilean occupational therapists face barriers accessing research databases and text books, social media is a common source of information. Conclusions: For developing countries, language barriers can restrict access to professional knowledge and opportunities to participate in global networks and discussions regarding contemporary occupational therapy practice. CPD can be instrumental in promoting research culture and facilitating culturally relevant evidence-informed practice.
Keywords: Occupational therapy
Continuing professional development
Developing countries
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: World Federation of Occupational Therapists bulletin 
ISSN: 1447-3828
EISSN: 2056-6077
DOI: 10.1080/14473828.2016.1207898
Rights: © World Federation of Occupational Therapists 2016
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in World Federation of Occupational Therapists bulletin on 22 Jul 2016 (Published online), available online:
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