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ID 18613
  Title The set and setting: professionalism defined
Journal J Chiropr Humanit. 2005 ;12():Online access only p 33-37
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Objective: This paper delineates the qualities and competencies that define professional behaviors and competencies. Aspects of professionalism are approached from the perspective of the necessity to quantify and maintain standards in order to protect the public from the influence of moral relativism. The overall objective of this paper is to describe the set and setting of professionalism.

Discussion: Professionalism is defined firstly by the disciplines that qualify by their attributes as the professions (set), and how these attributes and characteristics are delivered by the professional to the client (setting), resulting in the tenets of professionalism.

Conclusion: The definition of professionalism is a construct of the set and setting which synthesize to make up the defining characteristics of principles of professionalism. This paper advocates for professional principles and standards to be maintained to ensure that the trust given to professionals by society is strengthened.

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