Exhibit behavior consistent with the professional, ethical, and legal standards of allied health practice

Choose one of the following to complete:

Option A: Construct your personal professional code of behavior.

Construct a 5–10-point personal professional code of behavior to include both ethical and legal standards for healthcare practice. As part of your assessment, (a) compare and contrast your personal professional code of behavior with the professional code of ethics for your particular healthcare specialty, and (b) provide a rationale for why you included the points you did. (If your medical occupational specialty group does not have a professional code, compare and contrast to that of another healthcare specialty.) Include your created professional code of ethics and specialty’s professional code of ethics used for comparison in the appendix.

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Option B: Analyze an existing professional code of behavior that relates to your healthcare specialty.

Assess the professional code of conduct as it relates to the practice of your medical occupational specialty. As part of your assessment, (a) identify 5–10 points of the professional code you believe to be most important to healthcare practice, and (b) illustrate why each of those points is important, i.e., what would happen if they were violated? (If your medical occupational specialty group does not have a professional code, compare and contrast to that of another healthcare specialty.) Appropriately reference the professional code of conduct and include it in the appendix.