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... For the accredited body, this recognition serves the purpose of instilling public confidence in the program, institution, or organization. Members of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education elected to take on the topic of accreditation and to explore the effect of societal shifts on new and evolving health professional learning opportunities to best ensure quality education is offered by institutions regardless of the program or delivery platform.
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... BOX 1-1 Workshop Statement of Task An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a 2-day public workshop to explore global shifts in society, health, health care, and education, and their potential impact on general principles of program accreditation across the continuum of health professional education (foundational, graduate, and continuing profes sional development)
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... Her remarks were elaborated on by formal speakers such as David Benton, who was a leader in regulatory nursing for many years globally, and informal presenters such as Rajata Rajatanavin, who until recently was Minister of Public Health in Thailand. Ideas of these and other speakers delved into numerous issues brought forth in the 2013 WHO policy brief Accreditation of Institutions for Health Professional Education (WHO, 2013)
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... Foundation group concluded that accrediting organizations of health professions education institutions "can play a key role in fostering the development, spread, and improvement of competencies and curricula focused on building effective partnerships with patients, families, and communities." This was a driving force behind the session organized by Jo Ann Regan, vice president of education for the Council on Social Work Education. She led the discussion on identifying strategies to engage key partners in accreditation in order to enhance quality and innovation.
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... This civil discourse set the stage for the final presentation of the workshop by David Benton of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. His comments summarized how accreditation could potentially foster innovation within a movement toward greater competency-based education.
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... Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in April 2014.

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