Physician Assistant Qualities Essay by RightRiters

Physician Assistant Qualities
An insight into the career of a physician's assistant.
# 22848 | 1,142 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2003 in Education (Higher) , Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper discusses the qualities and qualifications required to become a physician assistant. Physician assistants render healthcare services under the direct supervision of physicians and are formally trained to purvey diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive healthcare services. It describes the academic requirements to participate in the two year training course as well as capabilities and skills such as observation, communication, interpersonal skills and motor skills.

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"The practice of medicine obligates Physician Assistant candidates and students to be able to form mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and colleagues ( To render high quality patient care Physician Assistant candidates and students must possess the attributes of adaptability, flexibility, and be able to function sometimes in the face of incertitude ( The healthcare environment requires candidates and students to be able to continue to function effectively and efficiently in the face of physical and emotional stress ( The candidates must also possess a high degree of compassion for others, the motivation to serve, integrity, and a cognizance of social values ("

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