Leg 500: Assignment 3: Corporate Governance and Ethical Responsibility

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Assignment 3: Corporate Governance and Ethical Responsibility
LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

1. Determine at least three different internal and external stakeholders that Dr. DoRight might have to deal with on a daily basis at the hospital.
Stakeholders are individuals who are involved in, have a vested interest in, or a “stake” in the success of an organization (Merriam-Webster, 2011), such as a hospital. Dr. DoRight is an influential decision maker as the President of the Universal Human Care Hospital and it is important for him to consider how his decisions and actions affect the stakeholders of the hospital. In the course of his daily activities Dr. Do Right will interact and impact many of the hospital’s
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Continued deaths due to negligence and illegal procedures should be reported beyond the Regional Director, Compliance Manager and the Executive Committee as the failure to do so may result in his dismissal or even criminal prosecution.
As a doctor he assumes contractual responsibilities to medically help others, and prevent them from being harmed. Patients in the hospital in which he is President may be lulled into a false sense of security, believing they will be helped, only to be neglected when lifesaving assistance is needed. Doctors and nurses employed in the medial facility which he oversees are endangering their patients and he is currently participating in creating a dangerous situation for several patients. Finally, there is a “special relationship” between Dr. DoRight’s medical facility and their patients. This relationship has a degree of dependency from the patient to the hospital and those whom govern the medical facility. As the President of Universal Human Care Hospital he is required to reasonably protect all patients from harm including the protection from the illegal procedures performed by the medical staff, and neglect or oversight of the supervising staff (Halbert & Ingulli, 2012). 4. Describe the deontology principle and apply it to the ethical dilemma that Dr. DoRight faces in this case.
The deontology principle “is marked by steadfastness to universal principles …[of] respect for life, fairness,
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