The Ethics Of Health Care Ethics

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What is Ethics? Let me first define the word “Ethics.” Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Ethics is when one knows what is normal between what is right or wrong. For a well-mannered individual, it is easy to think first before you act on something. It is for us to know what our rights are and whether it is right, or wrong, to do or not. We should be responsible of our actions or behavior. In the society or community, we can see the diversity on ethics because of differences in race, differences of religion, differences in beliefs and political views. To really understand what ethics is, we should try to be considerate. Let us just try to follow the golden rule if we can, “do unto others, what you want others to do unto you” “Health Care Ethics is a set of moral principles, beliefs and values that guide us in making choices about medical care.” (Vermont Ethics Network, 2011) Take nursing home as one example, the healthcare team is properly guided with good principles for them to perform their task and responsibilities. The healthcare team protects the rights, privacy, confidentiality and dignity of its residents. As a healthcare provider, we must possess the good virtue of honesty, the most important quality we can bring to our job. As the saying goes, honesty is the best policy. Telling the truth is acceptable when one
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