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What Australian and Irish paramedic registrants can learn from the UK: lessons in developing professionalism.
Townsend, Ruth
To act with professionalism is to act within a set of moral norms, principles and standards of conduct and competency Problems arise when paramedics do not understand what it means to be a professional, and this is largely due to gaps in education. Regulation should not be seen as a threat, but rather as a positive way of advancing the profession, and focussing on doing the best for patients. Education plays a key role in creating a culture of professionalism, a solid foundation of professionalism and a professional identity. This education must be consistent. Paramedics should be supported in their professional development with a greater emphasis on applied ethics to facilitate professional problem-solving and a more comprehensive understanding of the regulatory system.
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): Charles Sturt University
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Irish College of Paramedics
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First Indexed: 2017-12-28 07:27:21 Last Updated: 2018-03-13 06:50:12