Barbara J. Daley, Ronald M. Cervero

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How can the field of adult education inform health professions education (HPE)? This article discusses the need for expanding HPE to incorporate adult learning, adult teaching, and adult development. Health professions education is a broad term with two different meanings. First, the term refers to prelicensure programs that prepare individuals to function as professionals in one of the health professions, such as medicine or nursing. Second, it refers to master’s degree, doctoral degree, or certificate programs that prepare professionals who are already licensed (e.g., physicians or nurses) to be educators. In this article, we refer to HPE as the preparation of health professionals to be educators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Compendium: Volume 2: Teaching and Learning
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781000976120
ISBN (Print)9781620365281
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Health professions education
  • Medical education
  • Nursing education


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