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04 Ethics in healthcare

Healthcare professionals ethical obligations


Ethics Standard of conduct or code of behavior for a person or group of people Involves:

Personal values Professional standards expected of a healthcare professional Organizational standards expected of an employee
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Aspects of Ethics
Ability to determine right from wrong Commitment to do what is right

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Personal Ethics
Ethical Foundations: Personal values

Dependable Honest Responsible Trustworthy


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Professional Ethics
Code of Ethics

Specific for each healthcare career Two components


1. Principles of Ethics

Standards of exemplary professional behavior for all members of the association Mandatory, direct standards of minimally acceptable professional conduct

2. Rules of Ethics

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Organizational Ethics

Moral values that guide the way corporations make decisions Governed by

Legislation/laws Professional codes Individual values

Never compromise your ability to perform in the best interest of the organization
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Healthcare professionals ethical obligations


Recognize Illegal and Unethical Behavior Report any event that has adverse affects on the health, safety or welfare of any person within the healthcare agency Healthcare professional must

Obey the law Follow code of ethics for his/her job description Treat everyone with respect
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Healthcare professionals ethical obligations


Report Illegal and Unethical Behavior Ensures health, safety and welfare of any person within the healthcare agency

Follow employee handbook for reporting procedures


Consult manager/supervisor

Contact human resources supervisor

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1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues in healthcare

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