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Professionalism, Practitioners, and Patient Care: Teaching Students to Put Patients First

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/14/2022)
Presented by Catherine Otto, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Linda Smith, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Michelle Butina, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Kathy Doig, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM

Do you believe the best patient care is provided by individuals who view their work as a profession and not merely a job? Educators begin the process of helping students develop professionalism which extends into their career. Learn practical methods to help students develop a professional mindset.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between one’s professional duty to patients and self-image as a professional.
  • Discuss the role of the educators in the socialization of professionals.
  • Adopt instructional strategies for developing professionalism.

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 of General (Education) 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.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.