1 Ethical Self-Assessment Paper Tiffany Thomas HCS/545 April 27, 2015 Kathleen Cross
2 Running Head: ETHICAL SELF-ASSESSMENT PAPER Ethical Self-Assessment Health care organizations face making ethical decisions all the time. When an organization faces an ethical dilemma, it is up to team members of the organization to come up with a solution that will best benefit the organization. There are no exceptions when it comes to following the code of ethics in an organization. “The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management” (ACHE, 2014). One of the main goals for ACHE is to improve the delivery of healthcare to healthcare organizations all over the country. This paper will discuss my own ethical decision making from the self-assessment, the effect of professional ACHE standards on ethical decision making, my individual ethical influence on decision making, and what strategies can be adopted to improve my ethical decision making in the future. Self-Assessment and Decision Making Self-Assessment is a great way to help someone identify ethical values when making wise decisions. “Self-Assessment can help you identify those areas in which you are on strong ethical ground; areas that you may wish to examine the basis for your responses; and opportunities for further reflection” (ACHE, 2014). Once I reviewed my responses, I determined that I was weak in some areas but stronger in others. I found that I was weaker in the area of “personally devoting time to developing solutions to community health problems but found that I
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