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Running head: CODE OF ETHICS 1 Code of Ethics Team A HCS/335 August 15, 2011 Nancy Moody
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CODE OF ETHICS 2 Code of Ethics Working in the healthcare profession it is vital to follow a code of ethics. This determines the goals and values of an organization and allows a healthcare facility to be successful in caring for their patients and keeping things running smoothly. Hospitals are a major type of organization that should have a strong code of ethics for its employees to follow. Not following a code of ethics can lead to failure and unsuccessful patient relationships. As an employee it is important to know and understand your companies’ code of ethics and follow it to the best of your ability for the companies and your careers sake. Having goals and principles for a healthcare organization, especially hospitals due to their diverse career opportunities and size, keeps employees eager to learn and keep patients healthy and happy. Valley Children’s Hospital is a perfect example of how having a solid code of ethics can lead to successful delivery of care to patients and their families. The goal of valley children’s hospital is to continue perfect care for sick children and infant babies. Children’s hospital has a broad array of expertise, caring physicians, and specialties’ practices. In perusing the perfect care for the children it can have an impact on health care delivery for patients. Likewise, goals include patient safety in children’s hospital; hand hygiene, bed rails, and medication. Furthermore, other specialty programs include Juvenile diabetes, Red Cross, and Foster grandparents. On the whole, in pursuing perfect care for children’s hospital, health care professionals include families, and patients who can look for areas of improvement and discuss needed changes for the organization. Consequently, health care providers have six ethical principles tied up to the
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