Concept analysis of professionalism in teachers and faculty members


  • Taiebe Shokri Department of Medical Education, Virtual School of Medical Education and Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Shahram Yazdani Department of Medical Education, Virtual School of Medical Education and Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Soleiman Ahmadi Department of Medical Education, Virtual School of Medical Education and Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Leila Afshar Department of Medical Ethics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.



Concept Analysis, Medical Education, Professionalism, Faculty Members


Objectives: Considering the important role of medical education teachers to prepare teachers and students in the future, the need to determine the concept of professional teacher and teacher and the characteristics of teacher professionalism, we have explained the concept of professionalism in teachers in this study.

Methods: The concept analysis method used in this research was Walker and Avant method which has eight steps. Walker and Avant state the purpose of concept analysis as follows: The process of distinguishing between the defining features of a concept and its unrelated features. The process of concept analysis includes selecting a concept, determining the purpose of the analysis, identifying the uses of the concept, determining the defining features of the concept, identifying a model, identifying boundary and adversarial items, identifying the precedents and consequences of the concept, and defining empirical references. Is

Results: Professionalism in its general sense, requires deep knowledge, insight, creating a healthy and safe environment, honesty and trust, impartiality, commitment to the profession and continuous improvement, punctuality, criticism, professional competence, responsibility and individual accountability, especially In social interactions, there is an effort for continuous improvement that the acquisition of these characteristics is not easily possible and requires education, especially continuous learning. Professionalism is a set of values, behaviors and relationships that underpin public trust in teachers.

Conclusion: The most important application of this analysis is the concept of basing the definition provided in order to objectively and realistically evaluate the professionalism of professors and strive to improve and enhance it.


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How to Cite

Shokri, T. ., Yazdani , S. ., Ahmadi, S. ., & Afshar , L. . (2022). Concept analysis of professionalism in teachers and faculty members. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 8(3).