Professionalism and what it means for you

David Stonehouse

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Within this article, the author will be discussing professionalism and what this means for the support worker in their everyday practice. The difference between being a member of a profession and acting with professionalism will be discussed.

The importance of following the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013) will be stressed, as it is through meeting these standards and behaviours that professionalism will be supported.

Topics that will be highlighted include: having a professional attitude; the importance of appearing professional and of communicating in the correct way; confidentiality; together with the maintenance of professional boundaries with service users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


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