It’s important to note that I thought I had a clear grasp on professionalism before I ventured out into this work environment, however, everything I thought I understood about the workplace was thrown for a loop. The first lesson I learned was that professionalism does not always garner a suit and tie. I assumed people were supposed to look their best at work and dress in a manner that was not necessarily who they were outside of work. Interestingly enough, the dress code was definitely not suit and tie. The way to fit in was to dress like you did not try very hard, preferably in a band t-shirt and jeans. Also, I have been trained in every job I have been in to be 15 minutes early. At Shiny Penny Productions, my punctuality was almost a fault. My boss found it strange that I was always arriving before her, and I was usually there before everyone else if I am perfectly honest. There were many moments where the important employees would not show up on time due to hangovers and various other reasons. In a nutshell, I do not want to follow any of their examples for my future, but it was an interesting break from the usual and probably normal workplace standards. I would never take an ethics course from my internship boss as she proclaimed often about the amount of drugs she took or wanted to take. The good side of this was it opened my eyes to the true behind the scenes of the entertainment industry officials. Practically everyone smokes, but I won’t ever do that and I doubt I
Being a professional is more than wearing fancy suites, and speaking with complex linguistics. Professionalism is described as conduct or qualities that are foreseen as professional. Professionalism can be taught by a person or learned from experiences. For me, personally, I will reflect on my ethical and personal professionalism and the innate journey it has taken me thus far.
Following university, I determined it was right for me to gain further skills in a non-medical background using my degree specialty. As a forensic examiner enhanced my professional communication, problem solving and teamworking skills, through the pressures felt on time critical cases, learning the importance of confidentiality and professional integrity. Nevertheless, I maintained a contact with medicine, interpreting medical reports for some cases and relating these to my own examinations. Discovering some of the less pleasant aspects of the medical profession has not deterred my commitment to medicine.
What is your reaction to the NPR story on the attitudes towards struggle in learning in different cultures? How does this compare to your own experience? (4 points, about 150 words)
To maintain a commitment to professionalism, I plan to stay informed on every childcare law and regulation, as well as the changes that occur through the DCF website (http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care). I will continue my education through college in the field of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, which will increase my knowledge about taking care of children and helping them thrive. Maintaining my DCF (ECPC) certification as a childcare provider is also a key aspect of maintaining professionalism. These three resources are vital to achieve success in this field.
With our technology-advancing society, the numbers of existing careers are greatly increasing. In today’s culture there is a diverse spectrum of careers ranging from musician to proctologist. When choosing a career, one usually identifies their skills, in order for their expertise to be utilized in a job. Every career is vital and necessary, because it benefits the society as a whole; not just one person. One career that benefits people physically, mentally, and emotionally is the job of an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgery is now becoming progressively prevalent due to the importance of athletics in our culture.
Finally, at the heart at which governs how doctors act and behave are the four principles of medical ethics (autonomy, beneficence, non maleficence, justice) and professionalism. From a BH tutorial on ethics and professionalism, there was a case in which an elderly man’s vision was slightly below the values required to drive. If one was to come to a straightforward conclusion, it will be that as a doctor you will not sign his medical report form stating his medical fitness to drive. Despite showing justice and non maleficence to the patient, there is a conflict between autonomy and beneficence. However if the doctor was to sign it, it would put people on the road at risk. It would also be unfair on the people who was in this similar situation
Professionalism is a (1) Theoretical knowledge on which practical or skill based activity rests, considering this, I applied my theoretical knowledge such as differentiate, individual needs into my practice. (2) Professionalism is formal, accredited qualification, providing grounding in theoretical knowledge; according to these, I am doing my assignments and voluntary teaching practice to obtain a certificate. (3) Licence to practice or some proof of occupational competence; according to this, I showed my Confirmation of Student Enrolment on Initial Teacher Training letter to my manager to get a voluntary teaching practice. (4) Professionalism is a code of professional conduct or practice; I follow my organisation’s rules and regulations such as health and safety rules, equality and diversity, time keeping, etc. (5) Professionalism is a professional body that represents the interests of practitioners and regulates their activity in some way, in my teaching practice their awarding bodies are Tinder Foundation, BBC Learning English and British Council. They regulate my organisation’s lesson plans and activities in some way and I follow them. (handouts, 2014)
A substantive definition for profession has been elusive in the literature review; therefore, a profession can be constructively defined as a full-time, remunerated, services-oriented vocation governed by a code of ethics and based on
follow modern requirement in providing the same care. The abandonment of professional autonomy could help to resolve some problem in compliance with health care regulations. In healthcare, the goal of a provider is to treat patients and patient and the healthcare professional are pursuing one single personal goal, which is treatment. Some medical providers are failing to follow policies or regulatory requirement when providing care. They should be held account and must be required to follow policies or procedures when providing care. Reduced autonomy on healthcare that is supported by joint pressure, safety rules, and institutionalized safety methods that is standardized could force provider to follow protocol. The strengthen approach to process improvement through focus on quality care in the hospital and educating health care professionals on teamwork and strict regulations can help reduced the autonomy of health care professionals. But the barrier of too much autonomy cannot be overcome when teamwork is not extended across hospital wards or the departments.
“Profession” sometimes is seen as a similar thing to the “occupation”. However, these two terms have different definitions that are not interchangeable with one another. “Professionalism” in Grasekemper’s study (2011) defined as:
The three most important aspects of professionalism for a substitute is appearance, commitment to the students, and commitment to the profession. I listed appearance first because first impressions of how you dress are the most important to go with. Not only does dressing help give a first impression, your attitude toward showing that you care for the students and profession give a lot to say about how professional you are. Having commitment to the students mean showing them that you are there for them and their safety, and to show the students their potential as a worthy member of society. Showing your commitment toward your profession means you are investing time in the profession and not making false statements of your related competency
This time also birthed the term professional dominance which refers to the ways in which clinical and legal autonomy are used by a profession in order to control competing groups and its’ financing. For example, the control doctors have over health care delivery which was autonomous at that time, which now however no longer exists. However, as sociologist Light in 200 stated, professional dominance does not allow for a decline rather it brings about greater dominance thus making a profession more
Professional boundaries are the limits placed on the workers' responsibility, It is a guideline that defines what a worker is permitted to do and what they can not do and usually contained in their duty statement.
Historical data reveals that specialization originated in Paris in the early 19th century. Yet it is also said that medical practitioners have always been specialized citing the propensity among Roman physicians although the modern system of medical specialties evolved much later. Bernice A Pescosolido in his book ‘Divide and Conquer: A Comparative History of Medical Specialization’ remarks that specialties are nested in their relevant professions, and in turn those professions are nested in the larger sociopolitical, historical and economic organization of social welfare and other societal institutions. It is the combination of various global pressures and the local contexts that shaped the direction, organization as well as the rise of medical specialization (Pescosolido 2008). There are several opinions regarding the reason why medical specialization originated in the first place. One such view held by many is that it was a path to domination within the medical fraternity. According to David Ricardo,