Ethics Committee Presentation

Ethics Committee Presentation


Last week the class read information on ethics and learned about the different ethical principles that can be applied within a healthcare environment. This week, you read about communication, cultural competency, and health literacy, which will be applied to this week’s assignment. As a healthcare administrator, working in the field of healthcare can be very rewarding yet challenging at times, which may require you to address complex situations. Healthcare administrators are the leaders of an organization, they establish the tone of ethical behavior within an organization and can generate a culture that embraces shared values based on ethical guidelines, principles, and practices. Additionally, healthcare administrators ensure that there are ethical resources available to assist decision makers when ethical issue arise. During your career as a healthcare administrator, you may serve on different committees, including an ethics committee, which may address a wide array of ethical dilemmas. Your ability to understand the role of ethics in healthcare is critical.

Assignment Scenario

You are a director within your healthcare system at one of the local healthcare facilities and serve as an ad hoc ethics committee member. Your healthcare system’s ethics committee is a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators, chaplains, and other employees. The primary ethics team members include your Committee Chair, which is your Chief Nursing Officer, your company’s Legal Counsel, a Local Ethics Advisor, and several ad-hoc members.  A situation has recently occurred at your facility, the ethics committee has requested your assistance to review the information and will require you to present this information at the next meeting.

There are four cases that you may select to complete this assignment, two from an eBook, one for an Arxis Financial, and one from the AMA Journal of Ethics on a case in Long Term Care. Information for the cases has been provided below. You will complete the Ethical Decision-Making Steps Template for this assignment. Supporting external evidence will need to be presented using APA 7th Edition formatting. Provide at least four references from the last five years, collected from the weekly course content, and you may include a maximum of two additional resources outside of the weekly content from your own personal research. Include a coverage page and a reference page with your Ethical Decision-Making Steps Template. Click this hyperlink for the template: Ethical Decision Making Steps Template

APA format ,299 words

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