“ 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).
Most definitions of professionalism are vague and extremely open to interpretation. For instance, Oxford 's learning dictionary defines professionalism as "the high standard that is expected from a person who is well trained in a particular job. Merriam-Webster 's online dictionary defines professionalism as "the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient.
I felt the need to “fill the shoes I was wearing”. There is a certain amount of attention to detail that is essential in medicine. If I can’t bother to dress professionally, how could I expect a patient to believe I was a professional. Wearing a white-coat reinforces the role that the physician plays. However, I am not advocating that students should be required to dress in professional attire.
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.
We all have a certain image that comes to mind when we hear the word “professional”. For some it is a black suit accompanied by a tie; others identify professionalism as the ability to perform their duties with proper etiquette. Dress codes and the ability to perform professional duties are important; however, professionalism includes way more components and important details. Randall et al. (2016) conducted a study to understand how students and faculty at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences define professionalism, as a result, fourteen characteristics of professionalism were identified: “accountability, communication, diligence, emotional maturity, ethical behavior, honesty, integrity, lifelong learning, patient-first, reliability, respect, service/military professionalism, student-teacher relationship and teamwork” (Randall et al., 2016, p.1295).
It is a profession in which teamwork between healthcare providers is essential to provide safe and appropriate care to all patients. I believe that nursing is a profession for me, and will continue to expand my knowledge as a nurse by educating myself, growing from past nursing opportunities, applying knowledge, and learning from patients and their families. My vision is to continue to develop my knowledge and grow as a nurse. As I continue to grow and learn about nursing, I believe that my philosophy will evolve with every new experience and will positively impact the client population. I trust that my philosophy of nursing will have a positive impact on my clients as my goal is to consistently provide competent, safe nursing care to all which is culturally safe.
Respect is perhaps the fundamental context to relationship, and a natural expression of love. Once you get that we all need and affect each other, you'll get the relevance of respect. But don't just accept this interpretation of respect; explore what it means to you and please, please, please develop a practice of respect that increases your capacity to do so. Respect allows dignity. Quote from plump ton.
A professional presence includes more than simply being present in a designated work area for a designated amount of time. Professional presence is not limited by specific skills or beliefs; it encompasses appearance, interaction, growth, ethics, decision-making, knowledge, but more importantly the ability to assess and intervene with self. By doing so, one can grow technically, emotionally, and spiritually, allowing further development of professional nursing. Nursing school teaches how to care for others in a professional, safe manner. Consequently, one can focus solely on caring for others, while neglecting to care for his or her self, which increases the phenomenon of nurse burn out.
In addition, leadership and management skill also need to be highlighted because critical thinking, planning, organising, implementing and evaluating skill is the crucial for nurses to handle the challenges in their working field. Lastly, continuous professional development is compulsory for all nurses as learning is the lifelong process. Regard of these knowledge and skill obtained by nurses, they are ready to play on the real