Professionalism In The Workplace: A Case Study

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Professional is “a person who acts professionally is conscientious in actions, knowledgeable in the subject, and responsible to self and others” (Pottery & Perry, 2015, P. 3). Professionalism in the workplace, to me as the nurse, means that someone can think critically, provide safe quality care, communicate therapeutically with the patient, and has standards of accountability and punctuality. Critical thinking is “the active, purposeful, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one’s thinking and the thinking of other individuals” (Pottery & Perry, 2015, P. 1178). If the nurse thinks critically, he or she will able to provide safe quality care and excellent nursing judgments, respect themselves and others and prioritize care needed. Sometimes, the nurse may have a limit of …show more content…

3). If the nurse can practice metacognition, she can develop the attitudes of a critical thinker and learn to think clearly and critically about his or her patient. To do that, the nurse needs to reflect on how he or she is feeling continually. The nurse who has intellectual humility will recover from mental perseverance. The nurse who has intellectual empathy will understand others’ needs. The nurse who has good fair-mindedness will give care holistically. The nurse who has intellectual courage will able to see another view of point. The nurse who has accountability will take full responsibility for his or her actions. The nurse who has punctuality will be reliable and will work his or her full shift. Finally, the nurse who can think critically and maintain punctuality and accountability in the workplace will provide safe, and quality care for the patient and his or her family members. Also, she will have excellent nursing judgment, will clock in and out of work on time, provide holistic care, and be responsible for his or her

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