A nurse’s professional behavior demonstrated through words, actions and presence. Think, act and feel like a nurse.
Comportment is defined as a dignified manner or conduct. Professional comportment is critical in determining a nurse's effectiveness in relating, communicating, and collaborating with colleagues and members of the healthcare team. In the absence of professional comportment, a culture of incivility, nurse aggression, and compromised patient safety will emerge. Self-regulation and individual accountability are sequelae to professional comportment. The personal assimilation of professional comportment promotes mutual respect, harmony, commitment, and collaboration. The nurse, patient, and healthcare team are the beneficiaries of a nurse who demonstrates professional comportment. Source: Deborah A Clickner1, Maria R ShireyNurs Forum Apr-Jun 2013;48(2):106-13.doi: 10.1111/nuf.12014.
School Chapter Leadership Forum 9-17-2021 video uses Values and Ethics to exemplify Professional Comportment Formation in Nursing.