ABC of Clinical Professionalism by Nicola Cooper (Editor); Anna Frain (Editor); John Frain (Editor)Clinical professionalism is a set of values, behaviours and relationships which underpins the public's trust in healthcare providers both as individuals and organisations. 'First, do no harm' is expressed most clearly today in the patient safety movement and the imperative for transparency and candour in the delivery of healthcare. Professional conduct is essential for safe and high quality clinical care. The ABC of Clinical Professionalism considers recent evidence on how healthcare practitioners maintain professionalism including how values are developed and affected by the working environment, the challenges of maintaining personal and organisational resilience and the ethical and regulatory framework in which practice is conducted. Topics covered include: Acquiring and developing professional values Patient-centred care Burnout and resilience Confidentiality and social media The culture of healthcare Ensuring patient safety Leadership and collaboration Ethical and legal aspects of professionalism Teaching and assessing professionalism Regulation of healthcare professionals The chapter authors come from a range of countries and have experience of working in multidisciplinary clinical teams, research, and in the training of future healthcare practitioners including their development as professionals.
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
From Reading to Healing by Susan Stagno (Editor); Blackie Michael (Editor); Frank Arthur W. (Foreword by)Selected readings and commentary for the medical humanities Learning how to behave and engage professionally can be one of the most challenging parts of embarking on a career in the medical field. But using the "power of stories" can teach, heal, and enlighten; encourage the development of empathy; and help healthcare providers "be with suffering" and appreciate who their patients are, not just what disease they have. The humanities offer knowledge and skills that may move students toward becoming better physicians. The incorporation of the humanities into the traditional medical education curriculum can truly make a difference. In this expansive anthology, Susan Stagno and Michael Blackie assemble an insightful group of contributors to discuss the ways in which medical professionals can powerfully engage with their students through a variety of literary texts. Examples as diverse as Charles Bukowski, Leo Tolstoy, William Carlos Williams, Sherwood Anderson, Mary Shelley, Stephen King, the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, and the sayings of Buddha will provide both teachers and students a rich cache of stories for discussion and inspiration.
Publication Date: 2019-01-22
Health Care Professionalism at a Glance by Jill Thistlethwaite; Judy McKimmHealth Care Professionalism at a Glance offers accessible coverage of an increasingly important aspect of medical and health professional education. This concise text includes how to identify and develop professional behaviours, how they are assessed, and how to challenge unprofessional behaviours. Health Care Professionalism at a Glance: * Provides a user-friendly and thought provoking overview of health care professionalism * Introduces the main topics, key definitions and explores aspects relevant to learners and novice professionals * Considers fundamental features of professionalism that students are expected to acquire as well as how they are taught, learned and assessed * Includes summary boxes that highlight important points, reflection points, clinical cases and suggested further reading * Includes references relevant to different countries' accrediting bodies This important new book will assist students in understanding the nature of professionalism, its assessment, and the implications for professional practice.
Publication Date: 2015-08-03
Patient Care and Professionalism by Catherine D. DeAngelis, , MPH (Editor)The chapters in Patient Care and Professionalism are ordered so that the main character in this book, the patient, has the first voice, followed by the ancient history of professionalism, the recent resurrection of professionalism in the United Kingdom (UK), and finally professionalism in theUnited States (US). The eleven chapters cover the various health care professions: medicine, nursing, public health, law, leadership, religion, and finally a chapter on the science of professionalism. The chapters are all written by internationally known experts.The authors share their collective experience to shine light on professionalism from a new angle, revealing the way to a new kind of relationship for patients and physicians of the future - a rebirth of trust borne in real collaboration. The volume begins with a discussion of what is meant by theterm "advocacy" in the practice of medicine, and then offers perspectives on where opportunities for medical advocacy lie, the rich collaborations they engender, and ways to overcome systemic barriers to advocacy.