Business Research Ethics RES/351 Business Research Ethics Business research is a systematic and organized approach to problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning within an organization. It is used to provide managers with the knowledge they need to make crucial business decisions. Ethical research is that which does not harm anyone in the research process, all information collected should not be tampered with, and confidentiality of the research subject is important. In the case study that was reviewed the unethical behavior was a result of confidential patient information being shared with others without the patient’s consent. The patient was admitted to the emergency room where he was a staff member.
Recruitment and selection within health and social care Recruiting a new employee to our home is a very complex process. From conducting the interviews and collecting the references of candidates to the final selection, the process is covered by many laws. These laws are implemented to ensure that: The recruitment process will be equal and fair and applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of age, sex or ethnicity, and applicants who reply have the right to work in the UK Firstly we place an ad with the local jobcentre plus, we then make sure that we do not discriminate against anyone in the process on the grounds of age, sex or race. This can be positively or negatively, for example - "We want a keen young trainee"
Quality control, employee qualifications and experience, maximum working hours with mandated time off, and various other controls should be paramount in a Health Care organization. This means management must take a strong hand at policy and practices implementation. However, when it comes to some autonomy for mid-level leaders, Nardelli’s style would cause problems. Even in a military hospital, where the type of leadership style Nardelli seemed to admire would be the norm, there is less in the way of controls than what was apparently common at Home Depot. Arbitrarily creating metrics for number of patients seen on specific wards coupled with the amount of supplies utilized and time spent on administrative functions, then using those metrics to determine when personnel needed to be fired (as a parallel to what Nardelli did to measure store’s performance) would lead to changes in the way people treated patients.
Aiii Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely. Explain the potential consequences of handling personal information securely and to follow the legislation and codes of practice. They summarise the main points of legal requirement for handling information; •Data Protection Act 1998 •Freedom of information Act 2000. Aiv Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to record information in adult social care settings. By explaining the importance of keeping confidential information such as daily recordings or daily activities in a secure place and not to pass on any information to anyone outside of the individual’s direct team.
It is the responsibility of the healthcare worker to handle information appropriately; this applies to all information whether it is an opinion given verbally, social information, or financial or medical records. If this agreement would be broken then trust would be lost between service user and carer; additionally, it is likely to cause disciplinary action. 3) The refusal to accept any gifts or money from service users, their families or other carers, would be an agreed way of working. This would be to protect both employer and employee from any legal allegations concerning the gifts in the future; also, this protects the professionalism of both employer and employee and protects these boundaries. This would be an agreed way of working with both employer and service users.
They must make sure the information is: * used fairly and lawfully * used for limited, specifically stated purposes * used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive * accurate * kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary * handled according to people’s data protection rights * kept safe and secure * not transferred outside the UK without adequate protection http://www.rac.co.uk/privacy-policy The RAC follows the rules laid out in the Data Protection Act 1998 by only using the data submitted to them by customers for the purpose that is was submitted for, for example health data for your registration under the Motability Scheme. The Computer Misuse Act is another legal issue that businesses must take into account. This Act was introduced in attempt to prevent and protect businesses from viruses, hackers, copyright infringements and fraud on their computer systems. The Computer Misuse Act has made it illegal to: * gain unauthorised access to a computer’s data for the purpose of blackmailing * commit software piracy by copying programs illegally * hack into and gain unauthorised access to a computer’s data * gain access to a computer’s data without permission with the purpose of altering or deleting it or to plant a virus There are also ethical issues that a business must follow as to how it is run, including the use of its information. Ethics are a set of principles that a business should follow in
You would not share information about your personal life as you would with your friends. This is important as it keeps the work place professional. As with working relationships with service users the employee must ensure they stick within the boundaries set out in the employers policies. The employee must never let a relationship with a service user turn into a personal one as this would clearly infringe on the employer policies and could lead to either service user or the employee been left in a vulnerable position. 2.
These may be misunderstandings to do with ineffective communication or it may have to do with differences in cross-cultural communication. If you sense a conflict brewing, do not allow it to fester, resolve it early. Be direct and courteous. Develop a plan of action to address the problem with your co-worker and then work together toward resolving it. Healthcare settings need to develop a clear written workplace policy stating that harassment and discrimination are not tolerated and establish a process for hearing complaints while maintaining confidentially by appointing an appropriate ‘Contact Officer’ to deal with complaints.
Delegation Examples in a Healthcare Care Setting Presentation Delegation Examples in a Healthcare Care Setting Presentation Slide 2 What is Delegation? According to the American Nurses Association and National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Delegation is the act of directing and overseeing another a competent person who is executing a nursing task or activity. Speaker Note: Delegation is important in nursing to be able to free up time for tasks are complex and cannot be delegated. It is way to work effectively as a team to provide safe and better care for the clients. Slide 3 The delegation process Familiarize yourself with the practice and organization Identify you own barriers Identify your team's strength and weakness
Nurses can have all the knowledge and skills in the world, but if nurses don’t approach their clients with awareness and understanding of the connections between the physical, mental, social and cultural aspects of their lives, their practice as a registered nurse, and ultimately the care of the client, will be compromised. The measurement of mental health is complex and is not simply the absence of mental illness, in order to argue this people may be more or less likely to develop a mental disorder, depending on their life experiences (Australian health minister, 2003.). In the absence of physical disease, a person has the potential to achieve a state of wellbeing if his needs are addressed holistically and the person remains in relational context with other people (Erickson, 2007.). Mental health is often difficult to diagnose, predict and control. Relative to other illness, compare to others some nurses know very