Portfolios are a tool of increasing significance across the health professions in meeting the demands of contemporary regulation of professional competence. Professional Portfolios: Evidence of competency for nurses and midwives is the first book written specifically for the Australian and New Zealand market that demonstrates the relationship between portfolios and regulation. The book offers background information on the need for and benefits of portfolios and a range of approaches and formats to communicate progress towards education for entry to practice for students of midwifery and nursing programs, continuing professional development, performance review, renewal of practice certificates and career review and planning.
A key strength of this book is the way it facilitates an understanding about the rationales in portfolio design and the integration of the relevant professional standards. The book addresses the concept of evidence and examines its role in making claims to achievement of competence and learning. A further strength is the inclusion of the potential for portfolios to assist with performance review and career planning, making this book a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, practicing clinicians and educators.
New To This Edition:
- New information about e-Portfolios
- A new chapter on Reflection
- Updated regulatory requirements for National registration
- Aligned to NMBA CPD standards
- Greater emphasis on evidence based practice
- Increased use of examples and case studies
Table Of Contents:
- Chapter 1 Professional practice and portfolios
- The meaning and purpose of portfolios;
- Portfolios and their relationship to self and professional regulation;
- The relationship between international (International Council of Nurses), national (ANMC and NCNZ) and broader generic competencies (e.g., University Graduate Qualities) and professional decision making frameworks
- Chapter 2 Portfolio styles and models
- The potential of portfolios in addressing the professional requirement for regulation of practice.
- The need for and benefits of portfolios and suitable portfolio formats to address professional needs.
- Chapter 3 e Portfolios
- What is an ePortfolio
- e-Portfolio structuring
- Chapter 4 Evidence What do I have and what do I need?
- Understanding types, sources and quality of evidence to support claims of competence to practice.
- Identifying existing evidence and generating or gathering new evidence of competence to practice
- Chapter 5 Reflection
- using a reflective cycle to review and evaluate evidence and inform future directions
- Chapter 6 Compiling Your Portfolio
- Structure and models to illustrate competency for practice
- Self-directed activities in identifying claims of competence to practice and selecting and structuring evidence.
- Chapter 7 Portfolio evaluation and assessment
- Recognising and justifying quality evidence.
- Self directed activities in evaluating portfolios as evidence
- Chapter 8 Portfolios and career planning
- Using portfolios to advance or extend practice and develop career plans.
- Using portfolios to educate and manage others
By Kate Andre, RN, RM, PhD, MN, BN, FRCNA, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Post Graduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia and Marie Heartfield, RN, BN (Ed), MNS, PhD, FRCNA, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia