Running head: ETHICAL SELF-ASSESSMENT 1 Ethical Self-Assessment Monica Gornik HCS/545 April 4, 2016 Charles Barron, MHA
ETHICAL SELF-ASSESSMENT 2 Ethical Self-Assessment Behavior in health care organizations is as important as setting up regulatory requirements to protect patients. There will be instances where individual decision-making will depend on the ethical values and basis of the individual making the decision. It is important to always refer to the Code of Ethics of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Just like there is a focus on individualized care for a patient, there is an individualized decision-making process of the healthcare professional. The ethical characteristics of the individual can have a direct affect on how they care for their patients. Current health care status is important to take into consideration. There are different elements and organizational structures that affect decision- making within certain health care organizations. Individual Decision-Making Individuals will make different decisions, based on the situation, personality, and characteristics of that individual. The four principles of ethics include autonomy, respecting the decisions of a competent adult, beneficence, which is the obligation to focus on the good in all that we do as healthcare professionals. Non-maleficence is the act of doing no harm to patients and ensuring safety. Justice is the overall obligation to ensure that patients are treated fairly and equally in the spirit of the law (Harris, 2014). The self-assessment tool can assist with shedding light on personal ethical practices. I was disappointed to see that my selections were noted as satisfactory. Working in regulations and licensing, I have a direct duty to uphold the expectations
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