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Developing a Professional Identity
Developing a professional identity
Graham BrothertonGill McGillivray
Summary Chapter Contents
  • What is professional identity
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Barriers to developing a professional identity
  • Communities of practice
  • Models of identity
Learning Objectives

In this chapter we will:

  • Explore the concept of professional identity for health and social care workers.
  • Consider influences on professional identity.
  • Look at the implications of professional identity for inter-professional working.
  • Examine barriers to developing a professional identity and how this affects role of students on placement or in the work place.
  • Reflect on the idea of a professional journey and its continuation after your initial course.

This chapter encourages you to take an analytical perspective on aspects of professional development, particularly the notion of a professional identity. It encourages you to be critical of concepts, constructs and influences related to being a ...

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