HCA 340: Managing in Health and Human Services
Instructor: Kellie Schmitt
September 2, 2013
Health care organizations must make it imperative that all administrators, managers, leaders, physicians, nurses, and all other employees act at all times in an honest and ethical manner in connection with their services to patients. The principles of integrity and accountability are extremely vital in a health care organization’s success, as well as ensuring patient safety. Failure to act in an ethical manner can result in legal ramifications and negative publicity for the organization.
Ethical Concepts in Health Care Ethics are vital in health care, and every health care professional must possess ethics. Ethical concepts …show more content…
Without ethical concepts, legal concepts, federal regulations, ensuring patient safety, and delivery of high quality care, then an organization and its staff cannot reach desired goals and remain accredited. Patients play a role in their safety and care as well; however, health care professionals must educate their patients so that he/she will be aware of options and procedures regarding their care and desired outcomes.
Edlin, M. (2010). TRIED & TRUE. Managed Healthcare Executive. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/76367475?accountid=32521
Excellent article on human behaviors, emotions, and decision-making skills. The article also shows how those processes affect outcomes. Although the article is about pharmacy scripts, the information is still pertinent to health …show more content…
The author reveals through studies the outcomes organizations can face without security.
Chernin, T. (2001). Legal Panel offers script for safe drug dispensing. Drug Topics. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/205123365?accountid=32521\
Article explains how errors lead to legal action. Health care providers must have competence and legible handwriting in order to protect patients, the article provides examples of outcomes due to illegible handwriting that ultimately affected a patient negatively.
Nova, A. & Masic, I. (2007). Ensuring patient safety. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18298006
Although brief, the article explains why patient safety is a key factor in health care. The article goes on to explain that patients can contribute to strengthening safety and delivery of high quality care.
National Quality Strategy. (2011). 2011 Report to Congress: National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/nqs2011annlrpt.htm
Article provides information reported to congress with National aims to improve health care. The article provides an outline to effectively make improvements, as well as areas needing the most