Developing Professional Behaviors

ISBN-10: 1556423160
ISBN-13: 9781556423161
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This timely book provides a focused approach for developing a challenging yet vital and necessary area for professional success in health care practitioners -- the development of professional behaviors. It addresses the essential elements that are necessary to perform professionally in society, such as dependability, professional presentation, initiative, empathy, and cooperation. These behaviors are developed through the recognition of skills, practice, experience, role mentorship, and evaluative feedback. The issues of professional behavior are directed specifically toward the health care professional. Emphasizing the importance of these behaviors in students can only help to strengthen them for professional roles. This book utilizes case vignettes, structured learning activities and exercises, and self-reflection and evaluation techniques. It helps to define what professionalism means, and presents strategies to enhance its development.nbsp; Features Professional Development Assessment. Case Vignettes, Activities, and Exercises. Structured Activities for Professional Behaviors.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Introduction
Behind the Scenes: Background and Underlying Factors
The Meaning of Professionalism
Definition
Professionalism in a Variety of Disciplines
Professionalism in Nursing
Professionalism in Occupational Therapy
Professional Behaviors
Guiding Ethics
Ethics and Values
Major Ethical Principles
Major Ethical Theories
Moral Development
Ethical Problem-Solving
Developing Professionalism
Developmental Framework
Novice
Apprentice
Expert
Looking into the Future
The Right Stuff: Professional Behaviors
Dependability
Dependability Defined
Significance
Background
How Dependability is Developed
Case Stories/Anecdotal Vignettes
Exercises to Develop Dependability
Professional Presentation
Seven Seconds to Image Impact
Body Language
Looking Professional
The Blink Test
Exercises for Professional Presentation
Initiative
Definitions
Background
Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Initiative/Motivation
Development of Initiative/Motivation
Methods and Ideas
Empathy
Background
Developing Empathy
Demonstrating Empathy
Levels of Development
Case Stories/Anecdotal Vignettes
Exercises to Develop Empathy
Cooperation
Cooperation in Teams and Groups
Development of Cooperative Teams
Roles of Members
Developing Skills
Teamwork and Career Development
Exercises to Develop Cooperation
Organization
The Need for Organization
The Function of Organization
Organization as Meaningful Order
Capacity for Delay
The Organized Individual
An Organizational Task
Clinical Reasoning
Significance
Background
Nature of Clinical Reasoning
Development of Clinical Reasoning
Levels of Development
Methods and Ideas
Supervisory Process
Learning Supervision
Behavioral Style Questionnaire
Supervisory Qualities
Management Styles
Novice to Master Supervision
Exercise for Supervisory Process
Verbal Communication
Model of Communication
How Do We Communicate?
Types of Communication
Practical Application of Verbal Communication Skills
Health Care Communication
Developing Verbal Communication Awareness
Written Communication
Background
Developing Written Communication Skills
Expressive Writing: Client Charting
Transactional Writing: Formal Papers and Manuscripts
Levels of Development
Exercises for Written Communication
Measuring Up: The Professional Development Assessment
Development of the Instrument, and its Academic and Clinical Applications
Assessment of Professional Values and Behaviors
Development of the Instrument
Initial Validity and Reliability Information
Professional Development Assessment
Academic and Clinical Applications
Strategies for Developing Professional Behaviors
Full Circle: Developing Professionalism in the Next Generation
Learning and Teaching Approaches
Communities, Students, and Professional Education Programs
Defining Behavioral Expectations and Measuring Performance
Congruence with Values and Principles Advocated by the Profession
Congruence with Program Mission, Objectives, and Curriculum Model
Communicating Performance Expectations
Instructional Methods
Continuing Education
Background
Continuing Education
Before You Leave
During the Course
After You Return
Reality Rehearsal: Structured Activities for Professional Behaviors
Be Careful What You Write
Judging Books by Their Cover
Build a Better Mousetrap
Being on Time
What do I Say When I Talk to You?
Seeking the Self
How Much Do I Really Want It?
Who Am I and Where Am I Going?
Appendix
Professional Development Assessment
Professional Development Assessment Rating Summary Form
Professional Behaviors Feedback Form
Index

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