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pertaining to one's profession or occupation.
one who is a specialist in a particular field or occupation.
allied health professional a person with special training, certification, and licensing with responsibilities bearing on patient care. See also allied health.
impaired professional a professional who has gotten involved in substance abuse.


adjective Referring or pertaining to a profession.
noun One who practises a profession. In most jurisdictions and countries, professionals are trained, specialised, registered and regulated.


adjective Pertaining to a profession noun One who practices a profession, see there. See Behavioral health professional, Health care professional, Mental health professional.

Patient discussion about professional

Q. please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism. I am a health care professional not a specialist. So consider my situation and please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism.

A. If you can provide good nutrition that would be huge,
higly effective natural nutritionals include:

cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar

Also, avoid highly processed foods like white sugar, white flour, an high fructose corn syrup.

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In summary, social learning theory offers a set of constructs that seem to specifically address the processes used in supervision with impaired professionals. In particular, the role of the supervisor is highlighted in the learning process, and the learning that is assumed to take place is embedded in a social context.
There are state associations that take an active role in helping impaired professionals get evaluation and treatment, even when mandatory reporting to regulatory agencies is not required.
Implications for the upward mobility of hearing impaired professionals are also seen in the increasing availability of professional interpreters and the numerous high technology telecommunication devices becoming accessible to hearing impaired professionals and the prospects of more of them in the future.
Any profits of AAPHP are designated proportionally to the Caduceus Recovery Foundation or the Juris Recovery Foundation, both of which are not-for-profit foundations established to provide treatment assistance for deserving but financially impoverished impaired professionals.
Employee assistance programs and impaired professional programs are in a unique position to form an alliance to support proper treatment of health care professionals and ensure their safe return to work.
Are there alternatives to termination that we might consider, such as referral to an impaired professional program or an employee assistance program (EAP)?
Change the name of the program from Impaired Professionals Procedure to "Professional Assistance Program" (PAP).
The Tennessee Professional Assistance Program (TNPAP) upgraded the quantity and quality of both support group facilitators and evaluators, conducted a successful statewide conference that focused on improving the skills of support group facilitators, provided 48 educational presentations to professional schools and hospitals across the state of Tennessee addressing 515 attendees, enhanced data management capabilities on treatment results in order to conduct research on the effectiveness of our monitoring process, and provided services to impaired professionals in Tennessee.
Hauser says the centers include a methadone program, a high-end residential program, a program that's mainly treating prison diversion clients, and one that is outpatient in orientation and does a great deal of work with impaired professionals.
Other activities include working with legislators on health insurance reform and regulators on changes to the patient compensation fund and impaired professionals program.
Received report on the progress of the Secretary's Task Force on Impaired Professionals Procedure Program.