If you want to be seen as a professional, you must present a professional image and attitude that will command respect. You WILL NOT get the respect you need simply by your title. Respect is earned not granted.
There has been a long history of perceived and actual unprofessionalism in the Coroner industry. This has spilled over into Medical Examiners office and police agencies as well. But by and large many coroners struggle with being accepted as a professional. Is it industry bias, or a reality of the image the coroner is projecting?
1. Need for written policy
2. Attitude of cooperation
3. Office Organization
4. Dress code standards