Code of Ethics Analysis

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HSM 230 WEEK 2 Code of Ethics Analysis The typical dilemma in our hospitals, the urgent care unit has a certain procedure to follow. When the sick or injured come into the urgent care department, they are received not in the order that they arrive, but by the severity of their condition or age. For example, if a person with a twisted ankle comes in for services, and a child with head trauma arrives after the man with an ankle injury, the child would be admitted first due to the severity of the condition. Resources that I would explore first would be the Internal and External Self-Regulations. According to Newton (1981), "Self-regulation is essential to professional ethics and professional leadership. A professional ethic includes internal and external attributes of any set of rules, ideals, or guidelines for a field of practice." He further expresses that, "Neither aspect of the professional ethic, taken alone, is satisfactory. Professionals, as individuals, can be ill informed, uninformed, or misinformed. Also, they can be clouded by their own subjective and contradictory personal expression of feelings and values. On the other hand, the code of ethics can be a contradiction in terms, principles, and guidelines. In outward appearance, it is a set of guidelines to be applied to any situation. In actuality, it is hardly adequate for the infinite number of unique situations that present ethical dilemmas. These two aspects, conscience and ethical code, work together with difficulty under the most stable conditions." According to NASW Code of Ethics 6.03, "Public Emergencies - Social workers should provide appropriate professional services in public emergencies to the greatest extent possible." I believe that this ethic code adequately provides the proper guidance in guiding the service provider when they are administering their services to the sick and

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