For a manager, building relationships within a company while making ethical decisions involve more than leadership to have technical or task-related abilities. (Hunter, 1998) Failure to find balance could mean leadership is missing the simple principle that healthy relationships with the customers, employees, owners, and are not met and ethical decision-making practices do not adhere too. As a Medical Support Technician, (MSA) at a primary care facility, adhere to established protocols balancing doctor, patient ratio. MSA responsibility is to book new patients and schedule established patients according to clinical assignment. According to the author of Moral Choices, you could say that this decision-making model represents ethical decisions
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Medical volunteerism is an activity where someone or a group of people does a task in the medical field voluntarily without pay, particularly in an underdeveloped country that is lacking medical professionals. This topic relates to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathmatics) class this semester because we had a discussion over the ethics of medical volunteerism. Ethical questions do arise from this topic. There are countless discussion questions of who benefits from medical volunteering, what procedures volunteers are allowed to do, and so on and so forth. One interesting aspect is the idea of consent. Although medical volunteerism may be beneficial, there are ethical issues regarding consent that are overlooked when volunteers
A medical office administrative assistance must know the importance of proper medical documentation,the legal aspects of documentation and the various medical laws, regulations, and acts; understand language and other communication barriers, proper billing and reimbursement procedures, workplace conflict and diversity; and know how to properly maintain patient ledger cards. Accurate medical documentation ensures the patient receives the proper treatment and aides in validating medical necessity. This documentation is not only critical to the patient but the facility as well because it ensures proper codes are assigned, clean claims are submitted, and allows the reimbursement process runs smoothly. Medical office administrative assistants must understand the imporatance in protecting patient privacy because they have an ethical and legal
The purpose of this paper is to explore a specific patient scenario relating to the nurses’ dilemma of caring for a patient who is prescribed a placebo without having first given informed consent. The intent of placebo use in the scenario is to prevent the patient with a history of drug abuse from being given more narcotics. The dilemma will be approached systematically by first exploring potential solutions. The potential solutions will be weighed against the following three sets of data:
The Ethical Dilemma Ebony French Intro to Dental Assisting Vatterott College Courtney Oetting When working with the general public, there is a list of unsaid ethical expectations. Treat everyone with dignity and respect. Treat everyone the same, do not discriminate and so on. Unfortunately, this is not every patient’s experience.
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the Affordable care Act from President Obama gives consumers more options and benefits when seeking coverage from insurance company. It offers lowering cost as well as gets more access to high quality of care. This law creates Patient’s Bill of Rights that is very effective to protect consumers from any abuses or fraud from insurance company. Some preventive services are available to many Americans especially Medicare recipients at no cost. Not just that, they also receive a special offer of 50 percent discount for any well-known drugs in the market place under Medicare named “donut hole.” The Affordable Care Act helps other organizations and programs to convince healthcare providers
In the late summer of August 2005 the Gulf Coast was preparing for a hurricane that no one ever imagined would be such a detriment to the beloved town of New Orleans, LA. Hurricane Katrina was a category five hurricane, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. On August 29, 2005 Katrina made land fall as a category three hurricane with wind speeds around one hundred and forty miles per hour. Evacuation efforts in the state of Louisiana were non-existent for many families including the local hospitals and nursing homes. The hospitals became shelters for the surrounding nursing home facilities, current patients, the staff, families of the staff, and even pets. One of the most unethical debates from this disaster occurred in a local hospital where patients were given lethal doses of drugs and euthanized by Dr. Anna Pou. The conditions at Memorial Hospital were anything but ideal, but no person is obligated to decide who survives and who perishes.
As a medical assistant I can make a patient with a skin disorder feel more comfortable by allowing the patient to tell me what they are willing to do. I would not overstep my boundaries by pushing a patient to do something that they are not comfortable with. Although if the doctor is recommending that a patient needs to show more skin than they are used to, I as the medical assistant will tell the patient why it is advised and why they should corporate. If the patient still does not want to do it, I will simply note it in their chart and let the doctor handle the situation from then on.
A physician has the responsibility to determine the legitimacy of all work injuries and to report its finding accurately. If a physician prepares a report with the intent to use it in support of a fraudulent claim and knowingly submitted for payment under an insurance contract, the physician may be subject to fines or imprisonment and risks the possibility of having his or her medical license revoked. Presenting a claim for an item or services based on a code known to result in greater payment or submit a claim for services not medically needed is a violation of the false claim act.
Healthcare professionals will be faced with ethical dilemmas throughout their career, particularly in the hospital environment. Having an education regarding professional healthcare ethics will provide some direction in how to best address these dilemmas at a time when either the patient or their family is in need of making decisions for themselves or their family member. It can be difficult for healthcare professionals to weigh professional protocol against their own personal beliefs and ethical understandings when determining critical care for their patient.
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At my current position, I am a biomedical engineering technician at the University of Kansas Hospital Authority. As a biomedical engineering technician, I ensure the safety of all medical device equipment and perform maintenance on such devices. Every day I practice and demonstrate my ethical leadership skills to my highest potential by placing the patients’ needs as my top priority. The hospitals culture and their business ethics nurture my need to maintain the highest performance possible. If I however did not work in an environment that promoted such a culture I still would strive for the best service I can provide. I influence many people by my actions that I take; the parties that I benefit are my family, my department, my hospital, the hospital patients, the
Well said! I could not agree more. Working in the Emergency Department, many of my conversations are centered around patient advocacy as well. The family, many times, goes against the wishes of their loved one when the loved one can't speak for him/herself. I tell my children, almost daily, that when I can not speak for myself I expect them to respect my wishes and follow what I have asked them to do.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ethical dilemma regarding a new nurse practitioner working at the emergency room (ER) in a small town. Mary Ann was taking care of the two individual who happened to be married and came separately to the ER with different problems; Amber came and discovered that she was pregnant, while her husband Mike came several weeks later complaining of a recurrence of thrush due to the fact that he is HIV positive.
Everyday, healthcare professionals are faced with ethical dilemmas in their workplace. These ethical dilemmas need to be addressed in order to provide the best care for the patient. Healthcare professionals have to weigh their own personal beliefs, professional beliefs, ethical understandings, and several other factors to decide what the best care for their patient might be. This is illustrated in Mrs. Smith’s case. Mrs. Smith is an 85 year old who has suffered from a large stroke that extends to both of her brains hemispheres which has left her unconscious. She only has some brain stem reflexes and requires a ventilator for support. She is unable to communicate how she wishes to proceed with her healthcare. Mrs. Smith’s children, Sara and Frank have different views regarding their mother’s plan of care. The decision that needs to be made is whether to prolong Mrs. Smith’s life, as Sara would like to do, or stop all treatments and care, as Frank feels his mother would want. In the healthcare field, there are situations similar to this case that happen daily where moral and ethical judgment is necessary to guide the decision that would be best for the patient. The purpose of this paper is to explore and discuss, compare and contrast the personal and professional values, ethical principles, and legal issues regarding Mrs. Smith’s quality of life and further plan of care.
Ethical leadership encompasses the manner in which one leaders that respects the rights and dignity of other individuals. According to Preston (1996) “ethics is concerned about what is right, fair, just, or good; about what we ought to do, not just what is the case or what is most acceptable or expedient” (p.16). Ethical leadership calls for ethical leaders in the organization. However, although an organization’s beliefs, valves, customs and philosophies need to start from the chief executive, the managers and employees must be dedicated to the organization’s goals for a culture be shaped (Butts Ed.). In order for a strong organizational culture to be successful, components of key valves must be in place and followed. With the