Comportment: a caring attribute in the formation of an intentional practice
The attribute of comportment is intended to convey the nurse's belief that dress and language reflect the professional's respect for the patient, family, and colleagues. Comportment, as a caring attribute, has the potential to offer an opportunity to concurrently visually represent the intentionality of a nursing practice and demonstrate professionalism. adherence to professional dress and address demonstrates respect for the dignity of a person as a human being. registered nurses must demonstrate commitment to their caring practice by recognizing the need of the other as more important than their own need for self-expression.
Roach, M. S., & Maykut, C. A. (2010). Comportment: A caring attribute in the formation of an intentional practice. International Journal for Human Caring, 14 (4), 22-26.
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