LEG 500 – Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance
In this research paper I will discuss what Dr. DoRight, of Universal Human Care Hospital will do when he discovers that patients within the hospital have been dying as a result of a variety of illegal procedures by doctors and nurses and negligent supervision and oversight on their part. I will analyze the rights of employees to health and safety in the work place. I will address the duty of loyalty, and conflicts of interest between internal and external stakeholders. I will also discuss the ethical duties to report illegal procedures, along with the deontology and utilitarianism principles. The Universal Human Care Hospital needs to decide how to handle the situation at the hospital.
Duty of Loyalty
The Universal Human Care Hospital has internal and external stakeholders. Some of the internal stakeholders are the patient representatives, the nurses staffing committee, administrative representatives and lawyers. The patient representative investigates and resolves concerns of the patient to leadership as well as staff. They participate in customer service and patient initiatives related to the hospital. The patient representative provides monthly accountability (Duke). The nurses staffing committee are nurses accountable for promoting the health and safety of patients in their care. It is in the best interest of patients, and the hospital to ensure there are enough qualified nursing staff to meet the needs of the patient and the hospital (Oregon Nurses Association). The hospital Administrators makes sure the hospital operate efficiently and provide adequate medical care to patients (Career: Hospital Administrator). The external stakeholders would be pharmaceutical representative, hospital equipment representative, and insurance company. The pharmaceutical representative is going to offer new and...