Week 4 Posts - Book Ethics in Healthcare Administration Chap 10 Culture A macro and micro view The U.S has a remarkable cultural diversity in the world

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Book: Ethics in Healthcare Administration Chap: 10 Culture: A macro and micro view The U.S. has a remarkable cultural diversity in the world. The diversity in culture increase the strength of the nation but sometimes it can be the root to many issues such as difference in beliefs and values, practices, language, disease experience, and access to healthcare. Despite of having all these issues, it is still our duty and ethical obligation to provide high-quality healthcare services to people from all different cultures and treat everyone equally. In the healthcare industry, diverse group of people are employed such as people from different backgrounds, people that have education from other countries, and totally acculturated individuals to the American practices ad thinking. This diversity in patients and healthcare providers can lead to difficult situation sometimes but as an ethic-based healthcare administrator (HCA), it is HCA’s duty to provide every patient high-quality care with respect, justice, and beneficence. Firstly, it is important to look at the cultural buildup of an organization, how it affects the organization and the way they carry out business. In order to understand the effect of culture on any organization, the very first thing to do is understand the definition of an organization. An organization is an entity that has its goals, defined structure, and system that organizes all the activities and also they are connected to the environment in which they exists. While the culture of an organization consists mission, beliefs, values, and the experience that employees feel in the organization. The culture of any organization binds all the employees together because it provides common identity to them by providing information that they related to each other and meet the organization’s mission. This type of culture consist of languages, history, stories, ceremonies, traditions, and symbols that aids in establishing a shared identity. Nowadays, ethics is becoming a cultural issue for all organizations. Violations of ethics has been increasing a lot which includes employee lying, falsify records, and alcohol and drug abuse at the workplace. If ethics is a part of culture’s traditions, it supports the idea that ethics matters and mission statement is not just words. It is important to walk the vision then talk. Healthcare organizations are a group of subculture. These groups includes healthcare professionals, clinical support staff, and even individual departments, which has their multiple subcultures. Hence, culture of an organization greatly influence healthcare (Morrison, 2011). Reference: Morrison, E. E. (2011). Ethics in health administration (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Michael Brown. Chap: 10 Influence of culture on the healthcare In older times, physicians used to serve in the areas where patients who has similar cultural and racial backgrounds. In recent years, the U.S. is known to have the most diverse population. This diversity sometimes add in extra strength while sometimes it creates issues. According to the United States Census Bureau, there was almost 25% of
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