Advocacy is an important professional activity. This session introduces the learner to forms
of advocacy and its role in professional leadership. Examples of different types advocacy are
demonstrated using the ASCLS Code of Ethics as framework of professional
responsibility. Advocacy, professional
leadership, power and influence are discussed in this session.
This is one of three coordinated modules on professionalism.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify forms of advocacy.
- Describe how to apply principles of advocacy to follow the ASCLS Code of Ethics.
- Define professional leadership.
- List steps to use professional leadership for advocacy.
- Explain the relationship between leadership and advocacy and its importance in the practice of medical laboratory science.
- Given an example of a situation identify the type of power used to impart influence.
- List two examples of professional leadership to promote the profession.
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.
LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This basic level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.
Catherine Otto, PhD, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM,SHCM, DLMCM
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Clinical Laboratory and Medical Imaging Sciences