1 Ethical Self-Assessment HCS/545 August 12, 2013 Mary Cummings
2 Ethical Self-Assessment Most organizations in America refer to a customized Code of Ethics as a reference for the organizational and individual accountability and as a guide for achieving the organizations mission statement. The Code of Ethics assists the organization and the professionals with the many decisions that must be made on daily basis. In health care, these decisions affect clinical matters, financial matters, patient experience and, public opinion. Health care is an ever changing industry – delivery changes, public need, health laws all require health care managers to make complex decisions on a daily basis. The American College of Health care Executives (ACHE) is a professional organization of health care executives. The organization is a leader in educational programs and dedication to leading its members toward health care delivery excellence. ACHE provides an ethical assessment that is based upon the code of ethics many health care organizations implement to guide the organization and staff in understanding professional expectations and provide a clear definition of ethically wrong behavior. The assessment provides a standard for expected behavior in various health care settings and providers the assessment taker with an understanding of their personal ethics and responses to various situations. When I took the self-assessment on the ACHE website a significant amount of insight was gained with regard to personal ethical decision making and possible behavior in various situations. The self-assessment highlighted my strong feelings and ethics toward patient advocacy.
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