The Ethical Decision Essay

1330 WordsApr 30, 20126 Pages
The Ethical Decision Making with Values With the economy the way it is now, everything is going up, especially healthcare. So many issues are going on in people’s lives that they are finding their money is not stretching as far as it needs to. People need some kind of assistance to help them through their situation, whatever that may be, and one of the biggest problems facing this country is the rising healthcare costs. People are finding themselves uninsured and without any prescription drug coverage. Many companies seem to be trying to help those that are uninsured by offering various programs for free medications or discounted drug cards, but an ideal situation would be for everyone to get the healthcare coverage they need without having to lose the shirt off their back. Johnson & Johnson is one company that is trying to make a difference by getting information out about their programs and ways for people to get assistance. They have a credo which serves as their mission statement that they use to guide them in their every day decision making. According to Johnson & Johnson (2012), "We believe our first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses and patients, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services. In meeting their needs everything we do must be of high quality. We must constantly strive to reduce our costs in order to maintain reasonable prices….” (Johnson & Johnson Credo). With this credo in place and the steps they take on a daily basis to strive to do what is best for their patients would Johnson & Johnson make the same ethical decision as the average person in a hypothetical scenario? For an example, let’s look at a single woman who needs help with medical care. She is applying for assistance with Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) and will need to meet certain requirements to qualify; she cannot make

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