Generally people might not think of professionalism as important when dealing with fellow co-workers but simple courtesies such as greeting others with a smile, respecting co-workers privacy by not spreading gossip and giving your undivided attention to someone when they are speaking to you speak loudly to others as signs of being a professional. These days professionalism with co-workers also involves being mindful of what you post on social media. Work related rants or disparaging remarks about fellow co-workers is unquestionably unprofessional. Ordinarily professionalism is a self-motivated skill set, yet it can also involve stepping in and helping a co-worker self-reflect and improve their professionalism for the good of the whole team. Accordingly, "unprofessional behavior in a medical setting is disruptive to the concept of teamwork, and even if it does not pose an immediate threat to a patient, any behavior that results in people not working well together can lead to a dangerous situation."
“ PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE” 2 Professionalism is important in all aspects of customer service and the main concept of nursing practice. It includes a desire to learn, self-discipline, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, team collaboration, ethics, and values (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, p. 345). Acceptance and compassion are the main parts of the safe environment, nurses have to provide to patients. As a new nurse, it 's important to develop good work ethics and treat each individual with dignity and respect (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp. 345-350).
The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear understanding of what professionalism is in the workplace. There can be multiple understandings and/or expectations of professional behavior. Sometimes it can vary based on location and what your duties are. The focus of this paper will be professional behavior in the healthcare field and particularly the expected behavior of nurses. We all have a certain image that comes to mind when we hear the word “professional”.
She should use her communication skills to create rapport with the woman, and to create intimacy and privacy between the two, so that the woman can feel relaxed and calm. ‘You should provide safe, competent, kind and compassionate professional care which is informed by the best available evidence.’ (Practice Standards for Midwives, 2015 p.18) Then throughout the pregnancy, the midwife should inform the woman of everything that she is about to do, all the tests, examinations and checks ups and explain why she is doing them. The midwife should inform the woman of her choices during and after pregnancy and birth and respect them. ‘You should ensure that you provide information in a format that is understandable and accessible to all women and their families.’ (Practice Standards for Midwives, 2015 p.20) As the word ‘midwife’ is often translated to ‘with-woman’, it is important to have a good rapport between the midwife and the pregnant woman as she is there for the woman throughout her pregnancy, through her joys and pains. (Jordan,
Karpowicz also said in his article that, “the most important aspect of professionalism is how you present yourself through communication.” (para. 3). Communication is a person’s gateway in business. For example, if a person had a job interview for an internship at Bank of Guam, and arrives at the job interview site late, wearing scotts and boardshorts and ungroomed. Chances are even if the interview went well, the interviewer would probably rank that person on the bottom of the list due to lack of preparedness.
In most careers professionalism is a valuable trait to have in a person’s work ethic. Social work is most certainly the kind of career in which professionalism is highly important. There are a variety of behaviors that depict professionalism. Some examples of these behaviors are appearance, demeanor, competence, ethics, verbal and writing skills, and many more. Throughout the social work program, the importance of professionalism has always been stressed, and there were several assignments that were given to us in order to apply professionalism in our field practicum and to help prepare us for our career.
W-7 – PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES 1. I chose these competences because as a nurse it is vital to maintain professional boundaries and still be able to provide the therapeutic care without personally getting attached to patients. 2. From the article I learned that it is ok to be present with your patient, and caring about what they might be going through as you provide necessary care and support, but not to excessively worrying about a patient in your personal life/home” (p. 407) 3. The article changed my way of thinking as it increases my understating why I need to maintain professional boundaries by keeping the conversation focused on the patient, provide care and support as a nurse, rather than a friend while keeping strict professional limits
They were just meant to assist the physician during treatment, assist in the patients personal hygiene administer medication that is prescribed by the physician and dress wounds. These were just things that any woman could do. Nursing demands much more now as they are educators, client advocate, and managers. More so it is a requisite for any field of endeavour to attain professional status, it is actually an attribute of a profession. Professional Autonomy in Nursing refers to the ability of the nurse to act based on her knowledge and judgement.
Interprofessional practice is a practice that healthcare workers use to rely on. Interprofessional practice explains the difference between a high and low level of service to the patient. This can lead towards a negative and positive effect on a patient as well as their loved ones such as their family. Such impacts can increase satisfaction which can make a give a good reputation towards the health care team or can to the opposite, which can give a bad reputation of the health care team. Health care workers use Interprofessional practice so they can maintain professionalism with one another as well as the patient.
However it is important that each individual to adhere at organisation goals to avoid conflict between personal goals and beliefs and organisational goals and for a harmonious bind between both. As a result poor practice does not take place and personal development it is improving. While working in healthcare environment the ability to adapt and to enhance new skills along with improving existing ones, it is also part of personal development. Constant self evaluation, self awareness, actively seek for feedback from patients, co-workers or supervisors, open mind looking for professional achievements and the willing to use reflective practice as a way to enhance knowledge, to gain more experience to extend existing limitations , al these are reflecting the passion for delivering a higher lever a care. Some people learn from own mistakes while others dos not want to engage do e to their fear of doing something wrong or to hurt a patient.