Health executives have a code of ethics and policy statements that guide their behavior. The American College of Health Care Executives is the most visible Code of Ethics for HCO managers. Health providers have other professional codes. The code varies depending on your setting and professional subgroup (e.g. nursing, respiratory therapists, health manager, compliance officer, etc.)
Your post this week will answer the question: Does management have a different code than health providers and how can this be resolved?
Structure of your post.
Examine one (specific) portion of the code provided by ACHE.org.
Describe one (specific) portion of the code used by a health professional you select.
Cite the portion of the ACHE and health professional code but do not quote them. Use your own words.
Comment on how the two codes may differ in nature. Compare and contrast.
Do you anticipate any circumstances or situations that will require resolution? Will the current pandemic, unequal distribution of health services, or biotech advances that may emerge in the years to come?
What will help to resolve a dilemma?
Peer posts are expected to demonstrate critical thinking in their questions related to the classmates' descriptions. See Discussion Expectations and Grading for rules on discussions.
Assigned reading materials:
American College of Healthcare Executives (2017). ACHE code of ethics. Retrieved from https://www.ache.org/about-ache/our-story/our-commitments/ethics/ache-code-of-ethics
Higgins, W., Gross, J. W., & Hackett, K. L. (2000). Ethical guidance in the era of managed care: An analysis of the American College of Healthcare Executives' code of ethics. Journal of Healthcare Management, 45(1), 32-42; discussion 43-5. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgbe&AN=edsgcl.61834529&site=eds-live&scope=site
Beyleveld, D., Brownsword, R., & Wallace, S. (2002). Clinical ethics committees: Clinician support or crisis management? HEC Forum, 14(1), 13-25. Retrieved from: http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asn&AN=120623581&site=eds-live&scope=site
Gaines, K. (2020).Nursing Code of Ethics-Summary https://nurse.org/education/nursing-code-of-ethics/
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