Table 2.

Common Themes and Codes Among 100 Student Mission Statements

Theme and CodeFrequency of Codea
aFrequency = percentage, given that n = 100.
Professional skills
    Dealing with the negatives23
    Listening and presence20
    Growth and development17
    Needs recognition10
    Other skills7
    Relational skills5
Personal qualities
    Wholeness, integrity, and self-respect29
    Entitlement vs humility13
Professional identity
    Nature of relationships38
    Positive emotions29
    Nature of healing27
    Relationship with patient as person19
    Relationship with community4