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Professionalism. An AARC Guide to Professionalism. Definitions. Profession A vocation or occupation requiring special, usually advanced, education, knowledge, and skill Professional

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Professionalism

Professionalism

An AARC Guide to Professionalism


Definitions

Definitions

  • Profession

    • A vocation or occupation requiring special, usually advanced, education, knowledge, and skill

  • Professional

    • One engaged in one of the learned professions or in an occupation requiring a high level of training and proficiency

      Source: (Black’s Law Dictionary 6th ed)


A higher standard

A Higher Standard

  • Make sound decisions

  • Function as leaders

  • Put patients first

  • Commit to profession


Societal expectations

Societal Expectations

  • Professional credentials

  • Professional code of ethics

  • Standards of practice

  • Maintenance of knowledge and skills

  • Peer review process

  • Research and publication


Patient expectations

Patient Expectations

  • Personal integrity

  • Confidentiality

  • Appreciation for diversity

  • Strong work ethic

  • Sound judgment


Citizenship

Citizenship

  • Philanthropic endeavors

  • Civic responsibilities


Professional education

Professional Education

Knowledge and Skills

  • General education

  • Psychomotor and cognitive skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Teaching and administrative skills

  • Research skills


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Professional Education

Lifelong Learning

  • Continued self-improvement

  • Continued professional development

  • Continuing education

  • Research


Professional image

Professional Image

  • Conservative apparel

  • Grooming

    • Hair

    • Nails

    • Hygiene

  • Subtle use of jewelry

Appearance


Professional image1

Professional Image

  • Light, natural use of makeup

  • Limit use of personal phones and beepers

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication “in sync”

Appearance


Professional image2

Professional Image

Attitudes and Behaviors

  • Positive attitude

  • Mature behavior

  • Proper etiquette

  • Accept responsibility


Professional image3

Professional Image

Attitudes and Behaviors

  • Thorough and timely completion of tasks

  • Communication technology skills

  • Professional competence


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Professional Image

Attitudes and Behaviors

A professional attitude and behavior does not preclude warm, friendly interaction.

Physical and emotional limits should be maintained in the patient/professional relationship.


Professionalism

AARC

  • Professional Advocacy

  • Professional Resources

  • Professional Network

Setting standards for the profession


Aarc publications

AARC Publications

  • Role Model Statement For Respiratory Care

  • Statement Of Ethics And Professional Conduct For Respiratory Care

  • Position Statement On Diversity


Professionalism

AARC

Helping members grow and develop in the practice of respiratory care.


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