Googling the question: “ What is professionalism of a student in physical therapy program?, just in 0.81 seconds, there are about 723000 results suggestion for this. Unsurprisingly, with little effort of searching, it is not difficult to find the glut of resources out there. Moreover, these results could be somewhat (generic) answers in most of the applicants. In my point of view, the professionalism for a student in the doctor of physical therapist program also could be true for other programs, especially for health care specialty because physical therapy is one of the general practices. Therefore, (it doesn’t matter what kind of professionalism is that students consider the most important), but why and what impacted their perspective is valuable. …show more content…
Growing up in a developing country far from Southeast Asia, Vietnam, soon I discerned the difference between/among Asian and American culture, values and beliefs. Since I was young, I was always taught: “Silence is golden”, or “ A good cat does not need a collar of gold”. Our society values quiet and humble individuals who are not necessary to be extremely outgoing; yet their achievements are dominant. This is one of the main factors that sharpened my personality; no doubt that I am a quiet and introvert student. Nonetheless, living in the United State completely changed my perspective, particularly in the period of time when I have begun to be observer and volunteer in various physical therapy settings. I acknowledged that injury treatments and evaluation are processes that required team work. It means the connection and communication among the nurses, doctors and physical therapists are significant (in acquiring..) For instance, in the skilled nursing unit, in some cases, the physical therapist needs to communicate with the wound care nurses to update the patient’s healing and wound conditions before deciding/moving to their upcoming therapy methods. Therefore, as a student in PT program, I need to learn and demonstrate effective communication by interaction with classmates, professors, and faculties in clinical …show more content…
Throwing back a few years ago when I first decided to be an observer in a rehabilitation setting, I thought that physical therapy was nothing but magical which could change a disabled person who was unable to walk normally to a healthy walking person after a period of therapy. I used to believe that physical therapy can cure mostly all type of injuries and ailments. However, later on, I realized that it does not work that way. Remembering in a particular case, there is a patient who suffered the hemorrhagic stroke; she had to use the wheelchair all the time, her right hand is completely numb and she is not able to talk normally. After several months of arduous exercises with assisting of 2 physical therapists, she showed just a little of improvement in mobility and functioning. That patient could move in longer range compared to the first month, yet she was not able to bear weight without assistance. That case was significantly influenced my vision in this field. As a physical therapy student, the realistic expectation is critical. That student must be knowledgeable about what they can and can’t do and the limitation of this practice. Furthermore, another aspect of reality is understanding the own strength and weakness in a context of being a PT student. Being so overestimated about own abilities is a major
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Edwards’s departure leaves Bella heartbroken and depressed for months. Leaving a void in her life, her father decided to send Bella to her mother but Bella refuses and begins to spend time with her friends again. While seeing a movie with her friend Bella sees a group of motorcyclist and decided to approach them. When she does a reminder of Edward stopping her comes up and she begins to take part in thrill seeking activities. It is here that Bella begins her r...
When I think of the word autonomy, I think of the words control and independence. Autonomy is important in the professional field of physical therapy and can also be thought of as a “social contract” 1(98) professionally based on public confidence. As doctors and primary care physicians are becoming less influential in the medical field, physical therapists are gaining more autonomy in practice. It is important to always remember professionalism and service to patients as autonomy in physical therapy grows. 1(99) There are still many challenges therapists will face to gain more autonomy, but the idea is continuing to progress. As autonomy in physical therapist practice grows, so does the expectation of increasing knowledge and professional behavior and practice. Professionalism can have many definitions and meanings, but I feel the most strongly connected with a specific definition:
Professionalism can be defined as the competence of skills and principles of an individual in a profession. A professional must be knowledgeable in their profession, committed to improvement of one’s knowledge and skills, service oriented, covenantal relationships to patients/patrons, creative, innovative, ethical, accountable and a leader. These competencies are essential for a professional to perform and excel in their profession.
What exactly is the proper definition of professionalism? Also, once a definition is found, how is it enforced? The academic community seems to have settled on a definition, however it differs largely from that of the college students surveyed. The college students, though they are pre-professionals, have a view that is very relaxed, allowing more fields to be considered professional.
The next scene, which outlines the sense of trust between the two, is the confrontation where Bella wanted to know why Edward had to stop the v...
In my experience as a PT aide, I have learned that both nonverbal and verbal communication skills are essential in behaving like a professional and creating positive relationships in the workplace. This includes body language that is welcoming and respectful towards superiors, coworkers, and clients in particular. Ideas, whether spoken or written, must be expressed clearly to facilitate communication between clients and the physical therapist and minimize any errors. Additionally, the professional conduct of a PT aide includes being an effective listener. From remembering clients’ names, to reporting patient concerns to the physical therapist, to asking clients how their child did in a soccer game last week, listening to clients’ specific needs has helped me build strong relationships in my
During my undergraduate career, I have been heavily exposed to the field of physical medicine. I have worked as a PT technician for almost a year in an outpatient clinic, and have actively sought out other observation in other physical therapy settings. I have had the chance to observe PTs in acute care at the local hospital and a pediatric therapy center. Through these observation opportunities, I have a gained a great understanding of the role the physical therapist has within society as well as the benefits of participating in physical therapy. Physical therapists are allied health professionals who collaborate with other health care providers to assess, develop and organize a treatment plan to ultimately improve the quality of life for their patients. It is the duty of the physical therapists to create and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, alleviate pain, increase strength, and enhance or remedy incapacitating conditions resulting from injury or disease. It is crucial that physical therapists have the ability to properly educate individuals on their role and purpose in the patients’ continuum of care. PTs must also inform people about the great benefits of participating in physical therapy. A few benefits of physical therapy include: reducing or eliminating pain, recovering from an injury, improving mobility, avoiding surgery, and managing other health conditions. As a PT technician, I have had the opportunity to understand the purpose and value behind therapeutic modalities, prescribed exercises and manual therapy techniques. Consequently, I have had explain my knowledge of the function and benefits of certain therapy practices to patients. My experiences in different physical therapy settings have given me a strong comprehension of a physical therapists role in
Professionalism plays a significant role in how a person is perceived; there are many characteristics to professionalism. The characteristics that are most important to me are reliability, punctuality, respect, knowledge, and presentation. These characteristics together represent the picture of professionalism
Bella stands above me and I move to get up before she kicks me. Punch's are thrown this way and that. I get hit in the faces and a feel a black eye coming. Most of the fight goes in a blur with people cheering and yelling around us. I take a kick at her legs and she falls into a plate of food. I smile this time the fight is truly over. the worst punch for Bella is a punch to her ego. I leave the kitchen and start up the stairs when the doors slams behind me.. I turn to see the little girl coming toward me. There are tears streaks on her faces but she smiles.10/7/16
Professionalism is an adherence to a set of values comprising both a formally agreed-upon code of conduct and the informal expectations of colleagues, clients and society. The key values include acting in a patient's interest, responsiveness to the health needs of society, maintaining the highest standards of excellence in the practice of medicine and in the generation and dissemination of knowledge. In addition to medical knowledge and skills, medical professionals should present psychosocial and humanistic qualities such as caring, empathy, humility and compassion, as well as social responsibility and sensitivity to people's culture and beliefs. All these qualities are expected of members of highly trained professions.
It was biology class when Bella saw Edward next. She was seated next to him by the teacher. Edward looked at her with hostility and anger. He continued to stare at her the entire length of the class. His eyes were black. He appeared as though something smelled bad so Bella discreetly sniffed herself thinking perhaps she smelled badly. Feeling uncomfortable, she hid behind her hair trying not to look at him for the remainder of the class. Before class was over she looked at him one last time. His eyes were full of revulsion as if he literally wanted to kill her.
Keeling, J., & Templemann, J. (2013). An exploratory study: Student nurses' perceptions of professionalism. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(1). Retrieved August 12, 2017, from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1266097491/6ECD9F3DC1A042CFPQ/9?accountid=37812.
The identity of a physical therapist is essentially an expert in movement. In order to optimize patient movement, a strong foundation of biomechanical knowledge is required. In order to ensure that I build a strong knowledge base, I will put forth my best efforts into all of my course work. Although book knowledge is important to have, practical knowledge can be considered to be of slightly greater value in certain cases.2 For instance, it is more valuable to have performed and experienced a patient care technique, than only to have read about it. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of
Summary/Main Idea: Bella is in a contrarian mood, to put it charitably. It starts when she wakes up to find her little brother, Bob, “crawling around my room and licking my jewelry,” and it’s downhill from there. Nothing goes right for Bella, and she’s more than willing to play her misery forward: