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Posted On: 7/9/2022

New Professionalism in Healthcare Module

Today, there are different ways organizations and individuals express themselves in the workplace. The new Professionalism in Healthcare module is designed to help students understand changes to workplace professionalism and how to make choices about where and how they work.

What's Included in the Professionalism in Healthcare Module?professionalism-healthcare-lesson

The Professionalism in Healthcare module provides an overview of professionalism, including clothing and personal care, behaviors, executive functioning skills, collaboration and teamwork, ethics, and integrity.

Students identify how they can express their personal style within professional practices. They also evaluate employees' effectiveness in dealing with workplace situations, including harassment, discrimination, and bullying.

In the Explore phase, students will complete an activity where they’ll compare the professionalism of two people interviewing for a job.

In the Learn & Practice phase, students will proceed through four units addressing different dimensions of professionalism:

  1. Presence
  2. Executive Function
  3. Collaboration
  4. Workplace Integrity

For the Reflect phase, students will apply the skills and concepts they’ve learned to real-world situations.

Finally, the Reinforce phase includes four projects and activities that teachers can use in the classroom:

  1. Advising Healthcare Professionals
  2. Explaining Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  3. Handling Confidential Information
  4. Preparing for Your Dream Job

The module closes with a summative assessment.

To see the full details of the activities, projects, and lessons, view the Professionalism in Healthcare catalog page.

How Can I Add the Professionalism in Healthcare Module to My Classes?

You can find the Professionalism in Healthcare module in the Health Care Foundations and Health Career Readiness sections of the curriculum.

If you previously used the old Professionalism module in any of your classes, you’ll need to replace it with this new, healthcare-focused module. 

To add the module to your classes, read the article below that's most relevant to your situation:

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