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zarei F, Shahoi R. Exploring the Professionalism Concept from the Perspective of Students of Emergency Care. SJNMP 2020; 6 (1) :14-28
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1- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , siafar4149@gmail.com
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (1966 Views)
Background & Aim: Being a professional is one of the fundamental concepts of nursing and care, and professional self-understanding is the first important step toward acting morally in a profession. This study aimed to explore the perspective of students of emergency care regarding the professionalism concept. 
Materials & Methods: This qualitative research was performed on 10 students of emergency care. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews until reaching data saturation. The interviews were transcribed and their texts were evaluated several times, followed by coding and classification of the contexts by content analysis method. 
Results: Data analysis led to the extraction of three main categories (definition of professionalism, the importance of professionalism and characteristics of professionals) and 15 subcategories (social benefits, peace, justice, a necessity for medical emergency, reduced errors, safety observance, improvement of quality, doing the tasks accurately, accountability, taking the patient’s situation into account, accurate performing of procedures, up-to-date and sufficient knowledge, proper communication, management, and a good mood).
Conclusion: The themes revealed based on the results of the present study demonstrated students’ meticulous attention to the topic of professionalism. These individuals had reached important perceptions in this regard despite a lack of specialized study or specific training in this area, which was considerable.
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Type of Study: Qualitative study | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/10/20 | Revised: 2020/06/7 | Accepted: 2020/03/2 | Published: 2020/06/30 | ePublished: 2020/06/30

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