Discussion Questions

In this discussions use your textbook Ethics in Health Administration: Read Chapter 12, “Patient Issues and Ethics,” p. 261–285, And in your Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers text to read the following: Chapter 5, “Professional Codes of Ethics and Ethical Principles,” p. 70–84, and Chapter 6,”Ethical Framework, p. 85–104.

Use the Internet Resources to explore the following resources:

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-Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions. (n.d.). Ethics code collection.

-American College of Healthcare Executives, (2011). ACHE code of ethics.

-American College of Health Care Administrators, (2016).

1. Comparing Health Care Codes of Ethics- Post must be 300-800 words

Review your studies to identify the code of ethics most relevant to your current or future health care managerial career (and your clinical code of ethics if you are bicodal). Visit the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Ethics Codes Collection to review examples of codes that guide staff under your management. List examples you identified. Choose one specific ethical principle, listed on page 76 of your Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers text, and explain how the same principle is uniquely addressed in two different codes of ethics.

Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Justice, Loyalty, Beneficence, Autonomy, Honor

2. Mini Case Study Evaluation- Post must be 300-800 words

The influence of the aging baby boomers on the long-term care industry is formidable. Leaders in the management of long-term care facilities abide by a specific code of ethics through The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). In this discussion you will be exploring this aspect of ethical management in health care.

Review the mini case study, The Dining Rooms at the Legacy, in your Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers text (pages 80–82). Provide detailed responses to the three mini case study questions:

-Explain how the Legacy’s mission was followed when Mrs. Williams engaged Amy, the care planning team, and Mrs. Hightower in the process of transferring Mrs. Hightower from the Magnolia to the Azalea dining room.

-Discuss at least two ethical principles that related to this case. Consider, for example, how autonomy and respect may have influenced the actions taken. (Refer to your personal resource list from Units 1 and 2.)

-Do you think Mrs. Williams followed the ACHCA code? Explain why or why not.

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