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Sunshine637 said:
What does it mean to be a professional to you? :)
Is this an admissions essay topic? :rolleyes:
 

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Being professionsial, no matter how difficult it may be.

There are 2 general categories of ethics that professionals follow: general moral ethics and professional ethics. The two may disagree, and when they do being professional is sticking with the conduct and ethics of your profession, not your own ideas of what your profession is and isn't. If you have issues with your professional set of ethics, join the committee that oversees the drafting and changing of such things. Anything else is akin to vigilantism, in my book.

People come to professionals for help/service, not a lecture on religion, economics, social issues, etc etc.

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Doing the right thing, no matter how difficult it may be.
 

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xanthines said:
Being professionsial, no matter how difficult it may be.

There are 2 general categories of ethics that professionals follow: general moral ethics and professional ethics. The two may disagree, and when they do being professional is sticking with the conduct and ethics of your profession, not your own ideas of what your profession is and isn't. If you have issues with your professional set of ethics, join the committee that oversees the drafting and changing of such things. Anything else is akin to vigilantism, in my book.

People come to professionals for help/service, not a lecture on religion, economics, social issues, etc etc.

-X


right on...
 

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xanthines said:
Being professionsial, no matter how difficult it may be.

There are 2 general categories of ethics that professionals follow: general moral ethics and professional ethics. The two may disagree, and when they do being professional is sticking with the conduct and ethics of your profession, not your own ideas of what your profession is and isn't. If you have issues with your professional set of ethics, join the committee that oversees the drafting and changing of such things. Anything else is akin to vigilantism, in my book.

People come to professionals for help/service, not a lecture on religion, economics, social issues, etc etc.

-X
I guess I should be careful with how I phrase things! After all, you don't become professional because you wear a white coat. :D
 

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Well said! :thumbup:

You don't need a white coat or suit to be professional. It's something you learn and develop over time. I've met some very unprofessional white-coats (PharmD, PhD, MD, you name it!). I've also met blue-collar type workers who acted more professional and dignified than some whitecoats. I hope I remember my roots and not become snotty! :)

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Caverject said:
I guess I should be careful with how I phrase things! After all, you don't become professional because you wear a white coat. :D
 

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The word "respect" comes to mind, as in treating others with respect. I know some "professionals" who treat people like trash b/c of their race, educational background, or job. They not only talk bad about these people behind their backs, but also talk down to them. I have witnessed their behavior, and it literally makes me sick!
 

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Professional to me means living and abiding by certain code of conduct. In the health care field, a professional treats his customers/patients with respect, compassion, and empathy.
 
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