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The Think Tank

Who: 50 invited guests equally distributed between education and practice, and We have 50 invited participants from the US and Canada, with 4 participants with backgrounds in regulation, 18 participants from practice, 17 participants from education, and nine participants who were difficult to place in just those three categories.

When: September 17-18, 2018

Where: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

What: Dr. Cindy Clark and Dr. Susan Luparell faciliated 1.5 days of interactive work in which the participants determined 1) domains of professional identity, 2) definitions for each domain, 3) and key elements and beginning competencies for each domain. A silent review process was used with final outputs, followed by a second analysis of group comments before the final work (below) was shared.

Outcomes

Domains

 

 

 

Values & Ethics

Knowledge

Leadership

Self-Awareness

Definitions

Definitions

Definitions

Definitions

Values: a sense of what is important in a person’s life, organization, and profession.
Ethics: moral principles or set of rules that govern behavior or conduct of a person, group or culture. Ethics and values together lay the foundation for sustainability.

Awareness, analysis, and application of information derived from multiple disciplines, experiences, critical reflection and scientific discovery.

The ability of nurses at all levels to motivate self and others to transform vision into reality.

 

The recognition of alignment of self and profession that forms the functional balance as a nurse.

Key Elements

Key Elements

Key Elements

Key Elements

Moral courage
Ethical awareness and Decision Making
Honesty
Integrity
Empathy
Diversity and inclusion 
Person Centered
Civility and Respect
Humility
Caring and compassion
Loyalty
Adaptability
Flexibility

Inquiring mindset
Innovation
Clinical judgment
Reflection
Commitment to develop expertise and mastery

Caring/compassion
Advocacy
Moral and ethical courage
Emotional intelligence
Communication
Respect and civility
Commitment to excellence
Collaboration
Vision
Innovation
Presence

Self attributes:  self-care, self-management, self-reflection, resilience
Honesty
Compassion
Develops over time
Promotes reflection
Integrity
Boundary recognition
Seeks professional affiliations
Builds on awareness of self as a person and as a member of the profession
Sees self as an instrument of healing

Competencies

Competencies

Competencies

Competencies

  1. Practices with integrity, respecting the dignity of all people.
  2. Applies ethical reasoning and moral courage to act toward resolving ethical issues, problems.
  1. Develop one’s professional practice utilizing knowledge gained through inquiry and reflection.
  2. Utilize knowledge and patient preferences to promote human flourishing and mitigate distress.

 

  1. Recognizes contextual factors in situations and develops clear vision for action.
  2. Acts to advocate for the right decision in the face of controversy or interpersonal and personal risk.
  3. Exhibits behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to enhance quality professional nursing practice.
  1. Appraise one’s alignment of self-awareness and professional awareness.

 

References:

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2Rasmussen, P., Henderson, A., Andrew, N. & Conroy, T. (2018). Factors influencing registered nurses' perceptions of their professional identity. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49(5): 225-232.

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4Wald, H.S., Anthony, D., Hutchinson, T.A., et al. (2015). Professional identity formation in medical education for humanistic, resilient physicians: Pedagogic strategies for bridging theory to practice. Academic Medicine, 90 (6), 753-60.

5Armitage-Chan, E. & May, S.A. (2018). Identity, environment and mental well-being of the veterinary profession. Veterinary Record, 183:68.

6Irby, D. M. & Hamstra, S. J. (2016). Parting the clouds: Three professionalism frameworks in medical education. Academic Medicine, 91 (12), 1606-1611.

7Tinkler, L., Smith, V., Yiannakou, Y. & Robinson, L. (2018). Professional identity and the clinical research nurse: A qualitative study exploring issues having an impact on participant recruitment in research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(2): 318-328.

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