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describe ethical principals used in health care organizations
Weegy: describe ethical principals used in health care organizations Ethical decision making is required when the healthcare executive must address a conflict or uncertainty regarding competing values, such as personal, organizational, [ professional and societal values. Those involved in this decision-making process must consider ethical principles including justice, autonomy, beneficence and nonmaleficence as well as professional and organizational ethical standards and codes. Many factors have contributed to the growing concern in healthcare organizations over ethical issues, including issues of access and affordability, pressure to reduce costs, mergers and acquisitions, financial and other resource constraints, and advances in medical technology that complicate decision making near the end of life. Healthcare executives have a responsibility to address the growing number of complex ethical dilemmas they are facing, but they cannot and should not make such decisions alone or without a sound decision-making framework. Healthcare organizations should have mechanisms that may include ethics committees, ethics consultation services, and written policies, procedures and guidelines to assist them with the ethics decision-making process. With these organizational mechanisms and guidelines in place, conflicting interests involving patients, families, caregivers, the organization, payors and the community can be thoughtfully and appropriately reviewed. It is incumbent upon healthcare executives to lead in a manner that sets an ethical tone for their organizations. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) believes that education in ethics is an important step in a healthcare executive’s lifelong commitment to high ethical conduct, both personally and professionally. Further, ACHE supports the development of organizational mechanisms that enable healthcare executives to appropriately and expeditiously address ethical conflicts. Whereas physicians, nurses ... (More)
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medical law and ethics that begin Jerry McCall is Dr. Williams assistant
Weegy: Legal and Ethical Issues While the legal ramifications of Jerry's decision to refill could cause significant damage to his career, Dr. [ Williams' career, and those affiliated with the office in which Jerry works, the ethical questions regarding the situation also come into play. Jerry may assume that because the patient on the phone notes that he or she is a close friend of Dr. Williams, asserting that the doctor prescribes medications for them on a regular basis, and would likely do so now if he had been present in the office, that a choice to call the pharmacy to refill the medication may be completely merited. In viewing the situation from an issue of morality, Jerry may feel that his inability to prescribe the needed medication may harm the patient on the phone in the long-run, which would have the capacity to alter his judgment as to whether or not to refill the medication In a situation such as this, Jerry faces the dilemma that is posed by many when they believe that the end justifies the means. In this case, Jerry may believe that in refilling a prescription that the patient already possesses under a circumstance which deals with… ] (More)
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medical law and ethics that begin Jerry McCall is Dr. Williams assistant
Weegy: Ethics is critical for a number of reasons, including that with advances in medical care, new spins on ethical dilemmas arise. [ [ For example, before embryos were used for stem cell research, the question of whether destroying a potential life (the embryo) for the greater good hadn't come up in that context. Or what to do when your patients (a married couple) created embryos for implantation, only to divorce while those embryos were still viable. If the couple disagrees on what to do with the embryos, what does the medical professional do? Medical law is essential, just like understanding the law in any field is important: you need to know what law governs your area of practice. ] ] (More)
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