CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNET TOOLS IN EDUCATION OF HEALTH WORKERS

Zoran Stevic, Dubravka Nikolovski, Branislava Matic

Abstract

The Objective of this paper was to describe the current status of continued professional development of healthcare workers in Serbia and knowledge of Internet tools being a support to their education. A cross-sectional descriptive study was applied utilizing an interviewer-administered questionnaire. The sample consisted of 201 health workers from two Serbian districts. Results show that 27 (13.4%) had no permanent Internet access. At Internet based continued medical education courses participated 45 (22.4%) health workers and only 10 (5.0%) used electronic services of Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition. In any time of their professional life 155 (77.1%) had never wrote any paper. There were 73 (36.3%) users of social Internet network, 33 (16.4%) were in contact with telemedicine, 14 (7.0%) heard something about distance e-health, 184 (91.5%) thought that has insufficient computer skills and 15 (7.5%) has no skills. Healthcare professionals in Serbia use mostly the scientific meetings for CME but without active participation. The research shows a great need for development of computer skills, Internet tools knowledge and inclusion in Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition.

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Stevic Z., Nikolovski D. and Matic B. (2011). CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNET TOOLS IN EDUCATION OF HEALTH WORKERS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 551-554. DOI: 10.5220/0003153605510554


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf11,
author={Zoran Stevic and Dubravka Nikolovski and Branislava Matic},
title={CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNET TOOLS IN EDUCATION OF HEALTH WORKERS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={551-554},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003153605510554},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNET TOOLS IN EDUCATION OF HEALTH WORKERS
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Stevic Z.
AU - Nikolovski D.
AU - Matic B.
PY - 2011
SP - 551
EP - 554
DO - 10.5220/0003153605510554