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Career Success in Health Care: Professionalism in Action 3rd Edition

Bruce Colbert

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Helping your students gain a competitive edge, CAREER SUCCESS IN HEALTH CARE: PROFESSIONALISM IN ACTION emphasizes the vital importance of focusing on behavioral skills and establishing a personal brand from "day one" of students' academic program. With its hands-on, interactive format, this unique resource helps students develop their interpersonal skills to achieve success within their program -- and when they seek a career position. Through interactive assessments, students evaluate their current behavioral and professionalism skills as well as develop effective action plans for improvement. The third edition personally connects the material to students' individual life experiences.

Bruce Colbert, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Bruce Colbert is an Associate Professor and Director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of 10 traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. Focusing on such topics as stress and time management, he has presented more than 250 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, enhancing critical and creative thinking and effective decision-making. In addition, Mr. Colbert consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness as well as presents active teaching workshops.

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  • Food For Thought: Offering additional insight, this feature stimulates further thought and critical thinking related to the behavioral skill set being developed.
  • Anticipatory Exercise: Each chapter begins with an anticipatory exercise to immediately immerse students into chapter concepts, set the tone, and establish real-world relevancy for learning the skills.
  • Test Yourself: Equipping students with the tools to check their own progress, self-test exercises assess learners current level of knowledge and behavioral skills in each topic area. This establishes a baseline to measure growth -- helping students maximize their study time and course success.
  • Skill Application: After students assess their current level, the worktext walks them through ways to build upon their progress as well as interweaves various related skill applications to guide them in their improvement. Based on their assessment and interaction, the skill applications cumulate into a personalized action plan for enhancement of the behavioral skill.

Career Success in Health Care: Professionalism in Action


1. Study Skills: Laying the Foundation.
2. Characteristics for Personal and Professional Success.
3. Setting Goals and Time Management.
4. Stress Management.
5. Thinking and Reasoning Skills.
6. Types of Communication.
7. Communication in Action.
8. Communication Within an Organization.
9. Patient Interaction and Communication.
10. Your First Position as a Health Care Professional.
11. Professionalism in Action.

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