The Importance Of Professional Standards And Institutional Ethics

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The Importance of Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics A Review of Two Medical Cases Lisa Martinez HA570: Healthcare Ethics Kaplan University 01 September 2014 The intention of this paper is to analysis two medical cases and respond to the questions at the end of each scenario, explain the appropriate ethical course of action and legal requirements for actions in each case. Throughout this paper, professional standards and institutional ethics will be discussed and this writer propose that further studies should be considered in order to fully identify with the ethical/legal relationship between physician and patient in regards medical treatment or procedures. For the purpose of this paper and before reviewing both each medical case, professional standards and institutional ethics will be defined in order to discuss the following medical cases. The Importance of Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics A Review of Two Medical Cases Professional standards has traditionally established standard of conduct that administrates its members. It is the traditional understanding of the healthcare profession that they are supposed to control entry and monitor themselves. This responsibility is twofold: first, there is the responsibility to maintain and improve quality of care and secondly there is a responsibility to monitor the profession in order to protect society from unqualified professionals (Garret et al., 2010). Moreover,
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