RUNNING HEAD: ETHICAL SELF-ASSESSMENT Ethical Self-Assessment Susan Franks HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics October 5, 2015 Richard Nordahl
ETHICAL SELF-ASSESSMENT Ethical Self-Assessment Ethical dilemmas are regular occurrences in health care organizations. Advances in medicine and innovative technology often result in complex circumstances that require careful navigation from those involved. Within healthcare organizations are multiple stakeholders, each with their perspectives and values. Unless the organization defines its overall ethical guidelines and principles, the values of the stakeholders will likely conflict. Healthcare leaders can benefit from a comprehensive assessment of their ethical behavior (Morrison, 2011). The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an association made up of over 40,000 international healthcare executives that aims to support excellence in its members and in healthcare management. It has a strong network of 80 chapters and strives towards being recognized as the top organization for healthcare executives. It provides education, career development, research, and other valuable resources for healthcare organization leaders. ACHE has a strong commitment to ethics (ACHE, 2015). My Ethical Self-Assessment The ACHE Code of Ethics serves as a guide to ethical behavior and decision making for healthcare executives (ACHE, 2015). This code contains the normative ethics for healthcare leaders (Morrison, 2011). All ACHE members agree to uphold this code. Members, and any other person, may make use of the ACHE Ethics Self-Assessment, which allows for a comprehensive appraisal of ethics and identification of danger signs. There is no score for the self-assessment because the ACHE does “not believe that ethical behavior should be quantified” (ACHE, 2015, para. 3).
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