Developing Professional Behaviors / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This timely book provides a focused approach for developing a challeng ing yet vital and necessary area for professional success in health ca re practitioners the development of professional behaviors. It addr esses the essential elements that are necessary to perform professiona lly in society, such as dependability, professional presentation, init iative, empathy, and cooperation. These behaviors are developed throug h the recognition of skills, practice, experience, role mentorship, an d evaluative feedback.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Jack Kasar is the founding chairman of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Scranton. He received a B.A. in Psychology from West Chester University, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kasar has been involved in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 25 years. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps, and has held several clinical positions, including Director of Occupational Therapy Services at White Haven Center.
From the past 15 years, Dr. Kasar has worked in the area of Occupational Therapy education and has held the positions of Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator. He has taught course work in Human Development, Occupational Therapy Theory, Kinesiology, Neuroanatomy, and Occupational Therapy Practice courses in Developmental Disabilities and in Physical Rehabilitation.
Dr. Kasar is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, and Sensory Integration International. His research interests include: curriculum development, sensory integration and neurological approaches, functional assessments, and in particular, the development of professional behaviors.
Nelson Clark began his professional career in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict as an administrative, personnel, and recruiter technician. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Missouri, and following graduation accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps.
Nelson served as a staff occupational therapist and department head in many areas, including psychiatry, hand therapy, orthotics, and special needs children. He received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of San Jose. He eventually attained the position of Specialty Section Advisor for Occupational Therapy to the Naval Surgeon General.
Following retirement from the military, Nelson entered academics and was Program Director of the Associate Degree program for Occupational Therapy Assistants at Mount Aloysius College for 7 years. During this time, he served for 4 years as a Division Director for Allied Health.
Nelson has authored and edited a number of books, journal articles, and manuals. As an inventor, he has been awarded two patents for products that are being marketed successfully. He received the Maddock Award twice for his contributions to the profession of Occupational Therapy. Nelson is currently in private practice as a counselor, and is planning to operate and manage his own business, a small golf course, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2000.
Table of Contents
Part One: Behind the Scenes: Background and Underlying Factors
Chapter 1: The Meaning of Professionalism
Chapter 2: Guiding Ethics
Chapter 3: Developmental Framework
Part Two: The Right Stuff: Professional Behaviors
Chapter 4: Dependability
Chapter 5: Professional Presentation
Chapter 6: Initiative
Chapter 7: Empathy
Chapter 8: Cooperation
Chapter 9: Organization
Chapter 10: Clinical Reasoning
Chapter 11: Supervisory Process
Chapter 12: Verbal Communication
Chapter 13: Written Communication
Part Three: Measuring Up: The Professional Development Assessment
Chapter 14: Development of the Instrument, and its Academic and Clinical Applications
Part Four: Full Circle: Developing Professionalism in the Next Generation
Chapter 15: Learning and Teaching Approaches
Chapter 16: Continuing Education
Part Five: Reality Rehearsal: Structured Activities for Professional Behaviors ©
Structured Activity #1- Be Careful What You Write ©
Structured Activity #2- Judging Books by Their Cover ©
Structured Activity #3- Build a Better Mousetrap ©
Structured Activity #4- Being on Time ©
Structured Activity #5- What do I Say When I Talk To You? ©
Structured Activity #6- Seeking the Self ©
Structured Activity #7- How Much Do I Really Want It? ©
Structured Activity #8- Who Am I and Where Am I Going? ©