Ethicsin Health Care Profession
Ethicsare regulations that guide the behaviors of employees in a givenworkplace. Furthermore, the guidelines are essential to decreaseconflicts among the employees. According to Cowley (2012), healthcareprofessionals often come across challenging situations that they canonly solve if they understand what the law stipulates. The followingis a summary of a video clip regarding ethical issues among thenurses.
Accordingto the speaker, ethics is the cornerstone of the nursing profession.The narrator emphasizes about the level of honesty in the professionby citing that the Americans voted the occupation as the mosttrustworthy since the workers are sincere in many cases.Nevertheless, the presenter highlights that the career has in therecent past began to experience diverse ethical dilemmas originatingfrom a range of factors, including increased reliance on technology,improved lifespan, and the introduction of new life issues such asstaff shortage, diversity, and the necessity to work in tandem withother experts. Larry Manalo, MSN Nursing Instructor, states thatstudents are the most affected by the healthcare laws. For instance,they are confused regarding the matters they should report to thedoctors or the most proper medication to offer patients(HealthPortal, 2012).
Thespeaker also states that the Joint Commission on Accreditation ofHealthcare Organizations (JCAHO) necessitates that all healthfacilities should establish measures to address ethical issuesregarding the treatment of patients. Besides, therapists should bewell-versed with the ethics and have the ability to develop decisionsthat conform to the philosophical values of their work environment.In a nutshell, health care professionals apply morals at work toensure the best interests of the patients are satisfied. Theconfidential information of the sick people, for instance, cannot bereleased to the public even if an individual is in a coma(HealthPortal, 2012).
Inconclusion, ethics concerns implementation of philosophical valuesthat guides the actions and values of the health care providers. Eachbusiness has policies that define how nurses should react tochallenges they face when attending to patients. The primary purposeof ethics in the health industry is to ensure maximum respect betweenthe nurses and patients.
Cowley,C. (2012). Reconceivingmedical ethics.New York, NY: Continuum.
HealthPortal(2012, Jan 25). Ethical issues in nursing series: Introduction.YouTube.Retrieved on Jan 2017 fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wQWkKQ0ZMg