Professional identity and stewardship – part i: peer interview
If you are conducting an interview, be sure to keep an open mind. You should also show genuine interest in the other person’s field. Start by asking them about their role in the healthcare team and how they view professionalism. You can gain an understanding of the person’s perspective, and their influence on their work.
Also, it is crucial to inquire about their views on leadership and responsibility. You can gain insight on the culture at their place of work and what they think about the leaders. You can also gain insight into their views on professional advocacy, authenticity and their own values by asking them about it.
In summarizing an interview, you should focus on themes that emerged from your conversation and the insights gained. Start by introducing the peer you are interviewing and their position in healthcare. Next, give a brief overview of what you have asked and received in response.
If your colleague works in homecare, for example, it is possible that they have discussed the importance of providing personalized patient care in their environment. You may have heard them discuss the difficulties of working with healthcare providers from other areas and the need for clear communication to achieve the best results.
In discussing professionalism with your colleague, he or she may have emphasized maintaining boundaries and ethical treatment. Your peer might have talked about the importance of continuing education and professional development.
They may have mentioned that leaders should prioritize patient and staff wellbeing. You may also remember that they mentioned transparency and communication as important leadership qualities.
If your colleague discussed professionalism and authenticity with you, it is likely that they shared the belief that both are important for building trust between colleagues and creating a good working relationship.
In your summary, be sure to share your impressions of your peer’s responses. What have you learned from this conversation? You may want to consider how their perspectives differed from yours, and what you can do with their ideas in your work as a healthcare professional.
It is important that you cite your sources according to APA rules. You can use this to ensure that the writing you produce is plagiarism-free and acknowledges others’ work.
An interview with someone in a health field that is different from your own can be a great way to gain valuable insights, and it will also help you promote a collaborative healthcare approach. Approaching the discussion with an open and curious mind will help you gain more insight into their point of view and its relevance to your work.