CPD – An Essential Component of Healthcare Chaplaincy
Keywords:Chaplaincy, CPD, professional development, use of self
The need to focus on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the professional life of the chaplain is explored with reference to nationally agreed criteria. A six stage model is utilized to enable some shape to be given to the process. Attention is paid to the use of self within the process and the implications for the individual chaplain as well as the team leader chaplain are considered.
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