A health professional (or healthcare professional) may provide health care treatment and advice based on formal training and experience. The field includes those who work as a physician, surgeon, physician assistant, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, medical assistant, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dentist, midwife, psychologist, psychiatrist or who perform services in allied health professions. A health professional may also be a public health or community health practitioner.
They often work in hospitals, healthcare centers and other service delivery points, but also in academic training, research, and administration. Some provide care and treatment services for patients in private homes. Many countries have a large number of community health workers who work outside formal healthcare institutions. Managers of Healthcare services, health information technician, and other assistive personnel and support workers are also considered a vital part of health care teams.
Healthcare Professionals also conduct the Health Programs with the available resources such as immunization, health teaching, school health, environmental sanitation etc. They also encourage the community or people to maintain the highest level of wellness they can achieve. Healthcare professionals are expected to live by values that show others respect treat others with dignity and demonstrate a spirit of service. They also perform duties with excellence and treat people with dignity. It is their responsibility to respond to patients and coworkers with an understanding of their unique needs