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1. growth and differentiation.
cognitive development the development of intelligence, conscious thought, and problem-solving ability that begins in infancy.
community health development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating members of a community to identify the community's health concerns, mobilize resources, and implement solutions.
critical path development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as constructing and using a timed sequence of patient care activities to enhance desired patient outcomes in a cost-efficient manner. See also critical path.
program development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as planning, implementing, and evaluating a coordinated set of activities designed to enhance wellness or to prevent, reduce, or eliminate one or more health problems of a group or community.
psychosexual development
1. generally, the development of the psychological aspects of sexuality from birth to maturity.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the development of object relations has five stages: the oral stage from birth to 2 years, the anal stage from 2 to 4 years, the phallic stage from 4 to 6 years, the latency stage from 6 years until puberty, and the genital stage from puberty onward; see also sexual development.
psychosocial development the development of the personality, including the acquisition of social attitudes and skills, from infancy through maturity.
risk for delayed development a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for delay of 25 per cent or more in one or more of the areas of social or self-regulatory behavior, or in cognitive, language, gross motor, or fine motor skills.
sexual development see sexual development.
staff development
1. an educational program for health care providers conducted by a hospital or other institution; it includes orientation, in-service training, and continuing education.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as developing, maintaining, and monitoring competence of staff.

staff development1

a process that assists individuals in an agency or organization in attaining new skills and knowledge, gaining increasing levels of competence, and growing professionally. Various resources outside the agency employing the individuals may be used. The process may include such programs as orientation, in-service education, and continuing education.

staff development2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as developing, maintaining, and monitoring competence of staff. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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That objective can best be met when staff development goes far beyond clinical education.
The book's focus on low- or no-cost staff development techniques provides innovative ways of resolving the manager's dilemma: how to promote ongoing staff learning when a library budget cannot support formal training or travel opportunities.
emphasizes that the staff development is scientifically grounded in research, is field-tested, and has been favorably reported upon in academic journals.
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Research lists many reasons why teachers fail to endorse staff development programs (Gaffney & Anderson).
A number of initiatives to support staff development in work- based learning and adult community-based learning were funded by Elwa (now part of the Welsh Assembly Government).
While bonuses are not required, some camp directors and administrators have found these tools useful in staff development and retention.
Lesley Giles, of Skills For Business, said: ``Businesses aren't necessarily thinking of internal staff development as the first step to combat skills issues.
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