This chapter explores ways in which adult and continuing education can serve as the foundation for health professions education programs, enhancing and expanding approaches to educational practice. The health-care context is changing in dramatic and unprecedented ways. This change will require a new type of educator to foster the development of practitioners who can deliver quality health care in this evolving and intensifying environment. The chapter covers the changing context driving the need to change how health professionals are educated across the life span. Within a concept-based curriculum, faculty identify major concepts that students need and define these concepts across patient populations, life span, and specialty areas. HPE graduate programs are now seen as a key strategy to positively impact health professionals’ transformation from clinicians to educators and educational leaders for prelicensure, residency, and continuing professional development programs.
|Title of host publication||The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||2020 Edition|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|