1 Ethical Self-Assessment Paper Yu-Fan Ma HCS/545 September 21, 2015 Debbie Laughon
2 Ethical Self-Assessment Paper Every ethical decision making relies on one’s morality integrity. It is more than like the bread and butter relationship. As Morrison (2011) cited the notion regarding the relationship between morality and ethics from the original authors (Purtilo & Criss 2005), “morality entails a course of action based on reasoning rather than one based on habit” (p. 270). Applying this notion to the busy and ever-changing health care environment, making a decision that is right, fair or ethical can be a challenging task for the leaders in the health care administration (HCA). Those leaders need such a professional organization that can be served as a sounding board to help them process their decision making. “The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare system and other healthcare organizations” (American College of Healthcare Executives, 2015). This organization has committed numerous initiatives to support its members in making ethical decisions in their daily professional practices. ACHE also offers a self-assessment test that can be taken which is composed of several moral questions. In this paper, I will share the lessons learned regarding my decision making from taking this self-assessment, the impact of
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