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Ethics Paper

1117 words - 5 pages

Nakia Henson
University of Phoenix
HCS/ 335 Ethics: Health Care and Social Responsibility
February 6th 2012

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* Describe the issue and its impact on the population it affects most:
The article that I chosen to write about present a case study that focus on the problem between an individual’s right to ones space and the rights of patients and staff to know when a professional standards has been broken or violated. An order of methods by which the administrator picks or decides a course of action is looked over in the condition of workplace realities through an ethical analysis. The increase of information systems and the progressive involvement of third parties in ...view middle of the document...

Explain the managerial responsibilities related to administrative ethical issues:
Health care administrators have a lot of responsibilities to themselves, to the organization they work for, and to the clienteles they help serve. With the increase of information systems one ethical dilemma that seems to be a major problem that health care administrator face is confidentiality of information. Confidential information pertains to facts that are private, secret, or privileged. Confidential information for the administrator in the health care setting is more than just the patient medical information, it boarders to information systems that encompass the organization as a business and a workplace. Managing and organizing confidential information within the health care system is not easy; you have to have knowledge, ethical awareness, and good decision-making skill. In order to avoid a "cynical view" by administrators of the importance of ethically managing confidential information, increased education and discussion of these issues need to take place. Having these discussions, retrospective analysis, and ethics education, innovative ways to effectively answer difficult questions concerning confidentiality information will emerge.
What are the ethical and legal issues reported for your administrative issue?
Moral as well as legal questions often surround the delivery of personal information. Administrators have a responsibility to respect the personal of information they obtain, manage, and use in their role as an agent of the organization. Personal information can have, but is not limited to, employees’ personal information and compensation records. To receive this information of a private nature carries with it a fiduciary obligation to respect confidentiality and to take due care not to disclose or release information outside the course of that necessary within the confines of the business to attempt to achieve something.
Letting go of information outside the extent of what is really needed for sound business purposes may hold with it consequences of personal and business liability. Well-intentioned acts, like unwarranted acts, may create liability for the administrator individually and for the organization if there was a legal duty to maintain confidentiality and the breach of confidentiality caused harm to another. Personal information should be handled with a high level of professionalism and quality. Any release of personal information should be reasonable and limited to specific uses by appropriate parties. Policies and procedures should be in place to ensure confidential information is protected. Suitable learning programs should be in place so that members of the health care organization...

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