Case Study

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CASE STUDY/Ethics

The Crime
This ethical issue that I have decided to write about is a matter that has occurred in many medical facilities across the world. I have made up some names for this case study but the incident is real. This case study involves a physician named Derek Johnson M.D. This physician worked with numerous of nurses and other health care professionals and most of them believed Dr. Johnson had a narcotics problem. The health care providers did not know for sure if this physician was using narcotics they could only speculate and they had some evidence that Dr. Johnson was illegally using the narcotics. The health care providers thought Dr Johnson was illegally using anesthesia. The reason the other health care
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Johnson was not administering anesthesia to the patients and the chief of anesthesia also failed her facility because she did not keep in mind that this was a safety violation for patients and Dr. Johnson’s coworkers.
Thoughts and Problem
The nurse that originally noticed the shortage in anesthesia, in my opinion should have filed a formal compliant against the chief of anesthesia for not executing an investigation due to her speculation and evidence. If it was determined to be true that Dr. Johnson illegally using the anesthesia than he could have gotten some help. His illness could be in final stages not because he neglected to receive treatment. Instead of covering up the pain there is a possibility that he could have received treatments to help him through his illness. I think the employees of this hospital are at fault along with Dr. Johnson because they did not practice integrity and inform anyone of the incidents that they were noticing. Everyone gave excuses and the one that did say something should have complaint to someone who would have listened. A hospital mission is to care for their patients and the mission was not followed by any one who noticed Dr. Johnson’s actions.
Resolve the Problem In a health care facility there are rules and regulations established to ensure the patients welfare remains number one. In a health care facility patients and health care providers are prone to injuries and illnesses

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