personal development plan


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personal development plan

A formal personalised and self-administered programme of education, knowledge maintenance and professional self-improvement undertaken by a doctor or other professional to ensure quality of clinical care. PDPs include clinical audit and reflective notes, and are tools that identify areas for further development, and that encourage lifelong learning and continuing improvement of one’s skills and competence. They identify goals for the forthcoming year and methods for achieving these goals. PDPs have been advocated by the medical Royal Colleges as a basis for continuing professional development.

Created under the Improving Working Lives initiative, all staff are meant to have an agreement in place with their employer for their own personal development.
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Have a personal development plan to ensure I know precisely what I need to learn and experience and how I will be attempting to make this happen.
* Personal development plans--Taylor and Edge (1997) define a personal development plan as "a process through which the individual prepares a training and development plan, and for which the individual takes responsibility." Personal development plans, although popular in practice, lack an extensive literature base.

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