Quantity and Distribution of Continuing Professional Education Opportunities Among Healthcare Workers in Ghana


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Abstract

abstractBackgroundDespite their importance, continuing professional education opportunities have been rarely addressed in literature. This study explains how continuing professional education opportunities among the healthcare workers in Ghana are distributed.MethodA census was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire (N = 6,696). Three focus group discussions with a total of 23 healthcare workers were undertaken.ResultsThe study found that the quantities of continuing professional education opportunities were unequally distributed. The total continuing professional education opportunities were greater than the target of the Ministry of Health but fewer than healthcare workers' demand. Type of occupational group was the major determinant of continuing professional education opportunities.ConclusionTo ensure homogeneously appropriate quality of services, continuing professional education opportunities should be equally distributed.

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