Ethical Self-Assessment HCS/545-Health Law and Ethics September 15, 2014 Kenneth Pincus Ethical Self-Assessment The history of healthcare is one of constant discovery, progress, and invention. Health law and ethics describes the behavior of the professionals operating within the health care industry. Those involved in this decision-making process must consider ethical principles including justice, autonomy, beneficence and nonmaleficence as well as professional and organizational ethical standards and codes. Many factors have contributed to the growing concern in healthcare organizations over ethical issues, including issues of access and affordability, pressure to reduce costs, mergers and acquisitions, financial and other resource constraints, and advances in medical technology that complicate decision making near the end of life. Healthcare executives have a responsibility to address the growing number of complex ethical dilemmas they are facing, but they cannot and should not make such decisions alone or without a sound decision-making framework.
Running head: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PAPER The Importance of Accountability Paper Kayte Minter University of Phoenix Leadership and Performance Development HCS/475 Suwannee Srisatidnarakul April 22, 2012 The Importance of Accountability Paper In the health care today the most importance factor that would need to consider is accountability is defined as the act of accepting ownership for the results or the lack thereof (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). In the leadership accountability they will have controls along with decisions (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). Why is accountability important in the health care industry? The accountability in today’s health care industry is so very important to know and understand the reason for the role will be defined
The compiled data should be composed of specific measurements, input from employees as to suggestions for improvement and concerns as well as patient care results and input. The eminence and accessibility of the company’s resources must be evaluated first. Quality improvement (QI) measures the delivery of medical services and the outcomes like patient health status, mortality, and patient satisfaction (Hughes, 2012). Total Quality Management (TQM) is a model, which includes the organization’s management, staff working together as a team, outlines procedures, and policies, promotes methods of intellectual rational, and a modification to produce an atmosphere for excellence (Hughes, 2012). The construction of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) benefits the process of TQM; with the attitude that every chance an organization has should be an opening for improvement (Hughes,
Introduction In every organization there is someone or ones that need to be accountable for the procedures that are done, how they are done, why they are done, when they are done, and how often they are being done, as well as, ensure that every aspect of the organization has accountability. Accountability in health care entails the procedures and processes for which there is justification and responsibilities for all activities. There is a need for everything that happens to have someone that can be held accountable for it. Importance of Accountability Accountability is especially critical in the health care world, in which livelihoods and the lives of the patients is dependent upon the proper actions being done at all times. Important
Accountability is the acknowledgement and assumption of responsibility for actions within the scope of a role or position, encompassing the obligation to report, and be answerable for resulting consequences. "Accountability is the key to achieving results and helping identify the opportunities in an organization. Holding employees accountable helps them to know the satisfaction of achieving a goal and performing to a standard" (Anderson, 2012). Accountability has become a major concern in the health care industry. Along with its country and the envy of the rest of the world, health care is now struggling.
Provides recourses for employees to find managers or others who can help them resolve ethical conflicts. EST1 Hospitals reputation is built on fair dealings of ethical conduct. The institutions leadership including counselors, supervisors, trainers, educators, and ethics officers exemplify meaningful and respectful professional relationships. There is an open door policy which allows for employers to talk with leadership about incidents confidentially that involve them or incidents that have been
If the consent is not given by a patient the practice, physician, or the healthcare worker can be held liable in a lawsuit. It is also important to show empathy and compassion to a patient to make them feel that they are welcomed. A healthcare worker should also know when to draw the line with a patient to avoid any kind of harassment issues or to make the patient feel uncomfortable. In any healthcare facility a patient’s need for care should be the main priority, and the healthcare worker should make sure that the priority is met. It has also been shown in the Medical Law and Ethics course that it is a must that all healthcare workers know and understand the legal
The Code articulates the enduring values of medicine as a profession. As a statement of values to which physicians commit themselves individually and collectively, the code is a touchstone for medicine as a professional community. It defines medicine's integrity and the source if of the profession's authority to self- regulate. The code of Medical Ethics is a living document, evolving as changes in medicine and the delivery of health care raise new questions about how the profession's core values apply in physicians' day to day practice,. The Code links theory and practice, ethical principles and real world dilemmas in the care of patients.
Performance measures indicate where an organization needs to make improvements in order to provide quality care. Consumer/patient satisfaction is the ultimate guide that indicates if an organization’s ongoing QI Plan is effective. One of the driving forces behind management in an organization is the overall basic aspect of performance measures. Quality Improvement process is based on customer/patient satisfaction and measures how the health care organization accommodates or exceeds consumer/patient
Therefore, doctors, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and the individual themselves are in fact what makes up the the health care industry that needs to reduce the risks from using medicines and to get the most benefit out of them. In order to make medicine use safer, one must speak up about their past and present because the more information a health care organization knows about them, the better they can plan the care that’s right for them. Another important factor that FDA effects in the health care industry is finding the correct facts. Before the health care organization can decide on a prescription or OTC medicine, one must know understand as much about it as possible. The most important factors to identify are brand and generic names, active ingredients, inactive ingredients, uses, warnings, possible interactions, side effects, possible tolerance, dependence, or addiction, overdose, directions, storage instructions, and expiration