American Cancer Society Mission Statement Analysis

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Code of Ethics Paper Connie Rode, Kitodsha Ferguson, Haylee Offord, Camille Fields University of Phoenix HCS/335-Health Care Ethics and Social Responsibility Sonja Allen March 21, 2011 American Cancer Society mission statement The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The American Society for the Control of Cancer, ASCC, was founded in 1913. At that time cancer claimed 75,000 lives a year in the United States alone. The disease was steeped in a climate of fear and denial…show more content…
2 cause of death in the country. The organization was founded in 1913 by 10 physicians and five others as the American Society for the Control of Cancer. Now incorporated, ACS continues to further its mission through research, education, public policy involvement, community outreach and treatment services provided for millions of patients. Based on allocation of funds for the fiscal year ending August 2008, each of the association’s four main activities (research, prevention, patient support and detection/treatment) receives a relatively similar share of American Cancer Society’s annual revenue—specifically 15, 18, 26 and 14 percent, respectively. A fairly hefty 27 percent goes toward management expenses and fundraising activities—which means it is nowhere near as efficient an organization as the best-run nonprofits.” (Vault career intelligence, 2011) The Importance of the organization’s ethical values supporting your ethical values. After reading through the organizations ethical values and laws I have found true to my ethical beliefs in the confidentiality of patients. “The American Cancer society is a nationwide, community based, voluntary health organization” (www.cancer.org). This organization was put together to help patients deal with cancer within themselves or family members and loved ones. “The American…show more content…
The American Cancer society does follow the rules of HIPAA, like I had mentioned before there are some things that I do not agree with. However I think that it is great that all of their employees are provided with privacy training and education programs. By having this education an employee become familiar of the laws of privacy and know how to conduct yourself. By doing this you are protecting your patient, and yourself. The sole responsibility is to mainly provide financial support. By doing this we must acknowledge resources to our community in which can possible improve society. Corporate have always had trouble in dealing with on how the company or firm suppose to do in regarding society. However, they usually argue about of how or what they should provide as the maximum financial return to whom they share. So what does it mean when a organization determine of what the socially guideline are. Now this will only refer to as those who work in the medical field that strives for success in agreeing on the meaning of the main objective. Overall, social responsibility is typically means when businesses make very important decision making as well some form of action by any causes. This goes beyond the interest between the technical and our economic interest. Therefore, there is so many ways that we can contribute to of fellow cancer victims in our communities.

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