What is professionalism, exactly? Part of a person's character? A set of learned behaviors? In a health care environment that demands increased levels of interprofessional collaboration, how important is it that individual providers understand professionalism across disciplines?
APTA recently hosted a roundtable via Google+ Hangouts event that brought together representatives from physical therapy, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and osteopathic medicine to talk about professionalism—what it is, how it's incorporated into education programs, and the importance of understanding how professionalism is manifested in other health care professions. A recording of the session is free to view on the APTA Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Resources webpage.
Be sure to check out the other resources available on the Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Resources webpage to get the latest information on how professions are learning to work together to provide patient- and client-centered care.
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