Learn how to develop strong professional behaviours in your daily life

Find out how you can develop and embody essential professional behaviours to become a more competent, capable and thriving rehabilitation professional in this new 5-course programme from Physiopedia Plus (Plus) on professional behaviours.

Effective, empathetic, and ethical practice in rehabilitation and healthcare hinges on professionalism. Its absence can lead to detrimental effects on healthcare quality, patient outcomes, safety standards and the trust dynamics among healthcare providers.

Developing strong professional behaviours in practice will help you to stand out as a clinician in your interactions with patients, their families and your colleagues.

In this new Plus Professional Behaviours Programme, Professor Benita Olivier explores the many aspects of professionalism, from efficient time and resource management to cultural safety, respecting diversity, ethical standards and social responsibility. Through case-based examples, you’ll learn how to give and receive constructive feedback, manage stress, achieve self-awareness, deliver patient-centred care and commit to life-long learning.

Some nuggets of information from this course:

  • We know that where health and care providers display professional behaviour, patient satisfaction increases because patients receive better care, even safer care.
  • Regardless of your role, certain core values like communication, ethics, altruism and collaboration are universally acceptable.
  • Unprofessional behaviour could include colleagues not responding to calls or requests, being excluded from decision-making and blaming or dismissive behaviour.

Collaborating to cultivate professional conduct can significantly improve patient care quality. This programme offers insights into the true essence of professionalism in healthcare and is suitable for students, early graduates and healthcare professionals. It is also ideal for training in clinic and hospital settings and covers the following topics:

  1. Foundations of Professionalism
  2. Professional Behaviours in Thinking and Communication
  3. Professionalism and Ethical Practice in the Workplace
  4. Professionalism as an Individual and Part of a Team
  5. Master the Skill of Professionalism

Develop and embody essential professional behaviours to become a competent, capable and thriving rehabilitation professional through the online courses in this Professional Behaviours Programme.

Physiopedia plus online learning professional behaviours course

This work is part of the ReLAB-HS activity and is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).