Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Professional Development and Continuing Education for the Health Professions
Surgical Neurology International
The technologically advanced and super‑charged pace of today’s society poses a multitude of challenges in the medical and nursing professions. Safe and quality
patient care depend on the skills and competence of the professional caring for them. In such a dynamic environment, life‑long learning, professional development, and continuing professional education are not just a good idea, they are a necessity. The dilemma is that most skill acquisition model were developed with the assumption that students were learning skills in a relatively static domain; once a master, always a master. In fields such as medicine and nursing, where new knowledge, ideas, and methods are constantly being introduced, a master will not stay a master for long. In this paper, we explore how to motivate the master to to engage in continuous life‑long learning.
Tranquillo, Joseph and Stecker, M. "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Professional Development and Continuing Education for the Health Professions." Surgical Neurology International 7, no. 7 (2016) .