What Australian and Irish paramedic registrants can learn from the UK: lessons in developing professionalism.
|dc.identifier.citation||Townsend, R. What Australian and Irish paramedic registrants can learn from the UK: lessons in developing professionalism. Irish Journal of Paramedicine. 2017 Dec; 2(2).||en|
|dc.description||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.||en|
|dc.publisher||Irish College of Paramedics||en|
|dc.title||What Australian and Irish paramedic registrants can learn from the UK: lessons in developing professionalism.||en|
|dc.contributor.department||Charles Sturt University||en|
|dc.identifier.journal||Irish Journal of Paramedicine||en|