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Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practice

byElizabeth Deiuliis

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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When most people think of professionalism, ethics, or moralism, they often think of a set of rules for distinguishing between right and wrong, such as the proverbialGolden Rule. However, the true definition of professionalism is not an easy one, and it is not necessarily black and white. In fact, it could be argued that it is often easier to describe what is not professional versus what is professional. It could also be disputed that although professionalism can be recognized when you see it, you may not necessarily be able to put your finger on what “it is exactly.

Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practiceby Dr. Elizabeth D. DeIuliis provides an overview of the wide-ranging knowledge, skills, and attitudes that encompass professionalism across the occupational therapy profession. While there is no formal endorsed definition of professionalism in occupational therapy practice, suggestions are provided to serve as a blueprint for use.

“Professionalism in occupational therapy practice is a dynamic sophistication, exemplified by a combination of an individual's personal skill set, knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes, and the adoption of the moral and ethical values of the profession and society.

Dr. DeIuliis illustrates the concept of professionalism as a unique combination of intrinsic and extrinsic qualities surrounding key constructs of ethics, responsibility, competency and behavior.Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practicediscusses these various expectations in the academic setting, the clinic, workplace, and in general society.

Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practiceutilizes a developmental approach to teaching and learning, paralleling theRevised Bloom's Taxonomy(2001). This classification system provides a graded, holistic methodology to human teaching and learning. The concept of professionalism will be exemplified by using both a knowledge-based approach to subject matter requiring higher-level learning such as metacognition, which is a crucial component of professionalism. The chapter objectives and learning activities will challenge the reader to recall, comprehend, apply analysis, synthesize, evaluate, and create knowledge directly to their context.

Instructors in educational settings can visitwww.efacultylounge.comfor additional materials such as informative appendices and resources include sample statements for syllabi & policy manuals, resume and CV templates, interview guidelines, professional development plans and more to be used for teaching in the classroom.

Occupational Therapy practitioners at all levels, including fieldwork educators, leaders, managers and researchers will also benefitProfessionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practiceas it provides a synopsis of professional expectations beyond the classroom and fieldwork setting.

Due to recent changes in healthcare, educational standards, and societal influence, the expectation of professionalism has been under greater scrutiny across health and social care professions.Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practiceis the ideal text to provide a blueprint for occupational therapy students, faculty, and practitioners to fulfill our profession's potential and achieve theAmerican Occupational Therapy Association's Vision 2025.

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L, is the Assistant Department Chair, Director of Community & Clinical Education, and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator within the Department of Occupational Therapy, John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.As a teaching-scholar, Dr. DeIuliis's teachin...
Title:Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



About the Author

Contributing Authors


Part I What Is Professionalism?

Chapter 1 Definitions of Professionalism

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Professionalism

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 3 Interprofessional Professionalism

Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP; Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L; and Leesa M. DiBartola, EdD, DPT, PT, MCHES

Chapter 4 The Professionalization of the Occupational Therapy Profession

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Part II Professionalism in the Classroom

Chapter 5 Emphasis on Professionalism in Occupational Therapy Education

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 6 Socializing Students to Professional Expectations in the Classroom

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Part III Professionalism for the Occupational Therapy
Fieldwork Student

Chapter 7 What Is Fieldwork Education?

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 8 Professionalism and Fieldwork Education

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 9 Clinical Vignettes: Common Fieldwork Professional Behavior

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Part IV Professionalism in Clinical Practice

Chapter 10 The Credentialing Process

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 11 Marketing Yourself as a Professional

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 12 The Job Search and Interview Process

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 13 Continued Competence and Professional Engagement

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 14 Professionalism and Scholarly Writing

Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 15 Professionalism and Ethics in Research

Andrea D. Fairman, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP

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