Professionalism Week 2006
Making Professionalism Personal
GUIDELINES FOR PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AT UTCVM:
PREAMBLE: Given that students, staff and faculty are partners in the educational mission of the College, we accept the following as guidelines for professional conduct within the College of Veterinary Medicine community.
- Professionals are committed to EXCELLENCE and strive to perform their best at all tasks. Professionals continuously strive for the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills necessary to provide optimal animal and human health care.
- Professionals exhibit high MORAL and ETHICAL STANDARDS.
- Professionals act with COMPASSION for self and others, and demonstrate a high regard for animal life and welfare.
- Professionals conduct themselves with PRIDE, DIGNITY and ALTRUISM, placing the needs of their patients, clients and colleagues above their own personal gain.
- Professionals treat others with RESPECT and COURTESY, showing respect for diverse backgrounds and opinions, and restraining from derogatory comments about others. Professionals communicate with their colleagues, clients and the public so as to merit their full confidence and respect.
- Professionals act with RESPONSIBILITY, showing respect for institutional policy, performing tasks as expected and being accountable for their actions. Professionals maintain a working environment that reflects cleanliness and respect for property. Their appearance, behavior and dress reflect favorably on their profession.
- Professionals act with HONESTY and INTEGRITY, preparing thorough medical records and conveying accurate information to clients and other members of the medical team.
- Professionals are TRUSTWORTHY, and are prepared and prompt for daily activities.
- Professionals exhibit COLLEGIALITY, performing with a pleasant, cooperative and positive demeanor.
- Professionals act with CONFIDENTIALITY in their relationships with patients, clients and colleagues