Codes of Ethics in Health Care Essay

995 Words 4 Pages
Ethical Codes are in use today by many organizations to clearly establish their values and provide a procedure if a code violation occurs. Medical ethics began as a professional code for physicians and has now expanded and includes a variety of health care professions and health care organizations. The growth of medical knowledge and technology have grown so have the concerns that ethical standards and issues facing our society today may be compromised or not appropriately addressed (Littleton et al., 2010).
Identify Codes of Ethics Applicable in My Professional Practice I am a member of the active component of the United States Navy and my job title is Hospital Corps Personnel, Plans and Policy. Under the Military Health System I
…show more content…
Each of the above organizations has the same underlying principles honesty in all dealings, integrity, exemplary behavior, make appropriate decisions, observe regulations and the law, preserve human dignity, ensure equitable service, and report violations.
Compare and Contrast the Codes of Ethics for Health Care Executives to the Code of Ethics for Health Educators The Code of Ethics between Health Care Executives and Health Educators is similar in many ways but they do have some distinct differences. The most similar section of each code deals with the delivery of services to the public, in this case health care and health education. Ensuring confidentiality, patient rights, and dignity stated by the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (2010) nearly mirror ACHE’s standards of privacy, patient rights and responsibilities and autonomy. The prevention of discrimination and the promotion of diversity is another key similarity for health care executives and educators when providing services to the public. Health care executives and educators both must be honest and know they are responsible for their actions to the organizations and must not exceed their authority. When working with the community and society in general the ACHE
Open Document