Professional Traits in Healthcare

    HS100-5: Define the professional traits and skills needed to be successful in the field of health science.

    PC 3.1: Conduct oneself to reflect the professional characteristics and culture of a given work setting.

    Instructions

    As you prepare to enter your profession, it is wise to have a clear picture of professional behaviors and expectations you may encounter and understand some solutions to these problems before they occur.

    Below is a list of professional areas you will likely encounter once you enter the workplace. Some may be areas you have experienced and are comfortable with. Others may seem less familiar, or maybe a bit uncomfortable to consider.

    For this assignment, please select three items from the list below. For each item you select, envision a problematic scenario you might encounter in your future professional workplace. Describe the scenario in detail. How is this professional issue causing a problem at work? Who is involved? What are the ramifications of this issue? Now offer a solution to the problem that would not only put a stop to the issue, but would also educate those in the workplace about other options or better solutions if this incident were to arise in the future. Provide your co-workers with one or more resources to help them learn more about the issue at hand.

    For example, if professional attire is becoming problematic, if people are dressing in such a way as to indicate an inappropriate attitude toward patients or clients, offer a solution to the dress code and then some resources for those who might want to explore options for updating their professional wardrobe, such as colorful scrubs for the medical office staff.

    Professional Areas

    Professional social media (i.e. LinkedIn)

    Cultural awareness

    Professional organization membership

    Workplace attitude

    Professional attire

    Time management

    Respect in the workplace

    Non-verbal communication

    Continuing educational requirements

    Public speaking

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    Minimum Submission Requirements

    This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 350 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
    Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
    Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
    Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
    Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
    A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
    Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.)

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