executives to address ethical dilemmas and care issues surrounding death and dying” (ACHE, 2009, p. 1). Executives must make certain the patient or surrogate decisions are respected, written down in detail in the appropriate manner. How do these decisions affect patients? Ethical issues usually arise with end-of-life decisions because of the concerns about what kind of care is the most appropriate for an individual who has a limited life expectation. According to the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), health care administrators and their organizations should promote the patient’s self-determination concerning end-of-life decision making (ACHE, 2009, p. 1). Individuals have the ethical and legal right to accept or reuse any recommended treatments based on ethical principle of
IMPLICATIONS AND EFFECT OF ETHICAL 2 autonomy. This principle, for the health care administrator, ensures these individuals’ decisions are properly respected. Allowing a patient to choose the way they want to leave this world can be a taxing experience for all health care professionals especially when your beliefs don’t mirror the patients. Providing the knowledge and support when families have to make a decision is what professionals should do and although it can be a difficult situation allow families the space they need to see their loved one to the next phase of their life.
IMPLICATIONS AND EFFECT OF ETHICAL 3 Reference Reference: The American college of Health Care Executives. (2009). Decisions near the End of Life. Retrieve from The American College of Health Care Executives. (2009, November). Decisions near the End of Life. Retrieved from The American college of Health Care Executives. (2009). Decisions near the End of Life. Retrieve from
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