Professionalism in Health Care By Heather Horgan
It Is Important to everyone Whether you Professionalism in Healthare a coworker Care Facilities or a patient, you expectand deserve to be in a professional atmosphere!
With professionalism everything matters… From Your Overall Appearance To Your Professional Use Of Shoes should hold a shine Equipment Suit for men or two piece skirt or pant suit with blouse for women. Clothing colors should be The use of Personal Protective solid tones Equipment should be usedHair should be neat and trim, and men should be appropriately and when necessary. clean shaven Lab CoatsJewelry should be restricted to a watch and/or a Goggles ring; no body piercings Gloves Any tattoo should be covered Face Masks Nails should be short and clean
Professionalism is more than clothes and knowledgeable use of equipment… Professionalism is also about yourBehavior, your attitude towards your job, and the respect that you show to others.Professional VS Unprofessional
Professionalism in Health Effects Of Care is Important Because… Professionalism on Co-• Patients need to be able Workers and Patients to trust physicians with problems of both mind and body• Professionalism in health care shapes the publics perception of todays physicians• Professionalism brings people together and helps them to get along well with one another• Professionalism keeps patients satisfied and happy with their physicians
References• Napolitano, C. (2003, September 16). Patient-Doctor Relationship:Getting the Most Out of It. Retrieved from http://www.epilepsy.com/articles• Professional Integrity, Development and Student Well-Being. AmericanMedical Student Association. Retrieved fromhttp://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/About/Priorities/Professional.aspx• Recommendations for Professional Attire (All Students). School ofMedicine. Retrieved fromhttp://www.medschool.vcu.edu/professionalism/standards/pro_attire.html
Questions For My1. Peers Some people say that unprofessionalism is contagious. Do you agree? Why or why not?2. Why is the use and knowledge of appropriate protective equipment considered important for professionalism?3. What effects could acting unprofessional have on the way people view doctors?4. Would you still go to a doctor if they behaved unprofessionally even though they did their job right?5. How does the attitude between coworkers influence a patients overall feeling of the