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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
professional image4
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.

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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
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AARC

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

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