Being a Caregiver considered to be Healthcare profession? - page 2

I was just curious if the Healthcare profession considered In-Home care "caregivers/aides" part of the the healthcare community ? I just wanted opinions and views , no slamming or degrading comments... Read More

  1. by   Virgo_RN
    When I was a CNA providing in home care, I was required to wear scrubs. One of my clients lived in an ALF that employed "RCAs", or Resident Care Associates. The RCAs wore polo shirts and slacks.
  2. by   cherrybreeze
    Quote from chulaRN2be
    I feel a non- medical caregiver should wear polo shirt and slacks /pants , or attire that fits there job description and eliminate scrubs all together because the public often preceives them as a healthcare worker / nurse do you agree?
    I would agree, I feel that only personnel providing actual healthcare, with some type of licensure or certification to back that up, doing DIRECT patient care, should wear scrubs.
  3. by   GilaRRT
    Quote from chulaRN2be
    I feel a non- medical caregiver should wear polo shirt and slacks /pants , or attire that fits there job description and eliminate scrubs all together because the public often preceives them as a healthcare worker / nurse do you agree?
    Nope, don't care as long as it is ok by company policy and the person clearly identifies their role to the patient. This argument is about as pointless as doctors crying when non physicians wear labcoats.
  4. by   rachelgeorgina
    Quote from GilaRN
    Nope, don't care as long as it is ok by company policy and the person clearly identifies their role to the patient. This argument is about as pointless as doctors crying when non physicians wear labcoats.
    Ditto. Scrubs are practical clothes to wear, especially for people working in a healthcare setting, though not providing direct patient care.
  5. by   LHH1996
    i may seem alittle off base...but who cares what they wear!...i know some veterinarian staff (who aren't nurses obviously) that wear scrubs...so when they go out in public does that mean they are confusing people? When i am out and about i don't pay attention to other peoples clothes.
  6. by   Fiona59
    The better question would be what is a profession?

    Used to be that only doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc were professionals.
  7. by   GilaRRT
    Actually, the church, medicine, and law were the original three recognized professions by many accounts. To say something is or is not a profession, we need to identify the characteristics of a profession. Generally, a few critical concepts must be established to form a profession:

    1) You need a formal educational process in place
    2) You need a formal examination process in place
    3) You need a formal regulatory process in place

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