What do you feel is the most important component in the development and maintenance of a successful professional identity? What steps will you take to develop this component in your professional life?
How can a professional portfolio be used to convey your professional identity? What do you think would be important to include in your professional portfolio?
It is important for professionals to conduct themselves according to their discipline’s standards to promote the general good of the discipline. However, adherence to professional standards is not always enforceable. Provide an example that demonstrates this concept. What do think should be done to make the standard enforceable?
The following websites correspond to your respective disciplines: (Mine is Health Care Administration) Public Health: http://www.apha.org
Health Information Management Systems: http://www.himss.org/ASP/index.asp
Health Care Administrators: http://www.hcaa.org/
Please review your respective website and discuss the primary function of the organization and identify professional standards of practice discussed on the website. How do these standards of practice relate to your professional development plan?