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Title: Ethics%20in%20Health%20Care


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Ethics in Health Care
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Ethics
  • A set of principles relating to what is morally
    right or wrong
  • Provide a conduct or code of behavior

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How does ethics differ from morals and values?
  • Values what is important and worthwhile
  • Basis for moral code and ethical reflection
  • Based on family, religion, peers, culture, race,
    social background, etc.
  • Life is sacred

4
How does ethics differ from morals and values?
  • Morals are a system of right or wrong that guides
    a person's conduct
  • Tend to be simple and general
  • Are an expression of values reflected in action
    and practice
  • One should not kill

5
How does ethics differ from morals and values?
  • Ethics allow a health care provider to analyze
    information and make decisions based on what
    people believe is right and wrong

6
Ethical Codes
  • Ethical guidelines are often provided for
    different professions by an ethical code
  • Hippocrates wrote the first ethical code for
    physicians

7
  • 1. True or False If something is wrong, it will
    also be illegal.
  • A. True
  • B. False 
  • 2. True or False Many professions in the health
    care field have established ethical standards.
  • A. True
  • B. False 

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Basic Principles of Medical Ethical Codes
  • 1. Save lives and promote health above all else
  • 2. Keep patient comfortable
  • 3. Respect patients choice to die peacefully and
    with dignity
  • Treat all patients equally

9
Basic Principles of Medical Ethical Codes
  • Will keep up their skills and continuing
    education
  • Will maintain confidentiality
  • Will refrain from immoral, unethical, and illegal
    practices

10
Basic Principles of Medical Ethical Codes
  • Show loyalty to patients, co-workers, and
    employer
  • Be sincere, honest, and caring

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Professional StandardsMedical Errors
  • Be honest and report all errors and mistakes
    immediately to your supervisor

12
Professional StandardsTips
  • Dont accept monetary tips
  • Patients are billed for your services

13
Euthanasia
  • Means good death or easy death
  • Synonym mercy killing

14
Two Types of Euthanaisa
  • Passive
  • Process of dying is allowed to proceed without
    intervention when treatment is considered futile
  • DNR order, removal of live supports

15
Two Types of Euthanaisa
  • Active
  • Assisting someone to commit suicide
  • The act or practice of painlessly putting to
    death persons suffering from incurable or
    distressing diseases

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Were You Listening?
  • In dealing with ethical dilemmas in health care,
    an employee of hospitals and other medical
    facilities must
  • A. Always do what he/she personally feels is the
    right action
  • B. Follow organizational and professional codes,
    policies and protocols
  • C. Rely on patients and families to determine
    what is the right action
  • D. Follow the wishes and desires of special
    interest groups and organization.

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