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Ethics of health care introduction

  1. 1. ETHICS OF HEALTH CARE INTRODUCTION Brenda Holmes MSN/Ed, RN
  2. 2. GOAL <ul><li>At the end of this introductory material, the student should understand the need for the health professional to develop the science and professional conduct aspects of his or her craft. </li></ul>
  3. 3. KEY TERMS <ul><li>Ethical dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical, legal, professional etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Legal requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Professional ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical humility </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical courage </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical fair-mindedness </li></ul>
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Health Care Practice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best of science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noblest of human arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer careers that never stops growing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>challenging, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Health Care can be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exciting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frustrating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overwhelming </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION Finally someone recognizes what you have done over the years.
  7. 7. CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>Past history </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician, dentist, nurse and pharmacist well established though evolving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient had less chances of benefitting from an encounter with a physician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician often had little to offer other than a caring attitude, sat by the bed and watched over while disease processes takes over </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>20 th century </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and therapeutic advances over 100 specialist were added to the health care team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical therapist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dieticians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct patient care provided to over 80% of health care professional </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>Not only technical competence but also must have legal, ethical, and professional etiquette requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal requirement: need to follow a set of principles and processes by which the people within a society settle disputes and problems without resorting to violence or force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Ethics: rules that require health care professional to stay within the law in professional conduct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on traditions of good practice and good manners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involves issues such as avoid talking badly about another practitioner especially to patients; need to stay within the role of boundaries of our speciality </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>Health care ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to promote order and maintain civility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deals with the rights and welfare of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to follow ethics can result in serious sanctions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characteristic of those that do not follow ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boorish and rude </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><ul><li>Note below the results of lapses in appropriate legal, ethical, or professional etiquette </li></ul></ul>Sanctions Associated with Lapse of Ethical, Legal, or Professional Etiquette Area Judgement Sanction Ethical Conduct Right or wrong Loss of professional reputation Loss of professional consortium Personal remorse Legal Requirements Legal or illegal Loss of professional reputation Loss of professional consortium Punishment as prescribed by law Professional Etiquette Proper or improper Loss of professional respect and fellowship
  12. 12. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>Health care ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realm of human values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intense personal beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>Hedonistic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For decision making based on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desire and aversion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing can be right or wrong apart from them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude of self absorption </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>Involvement in unethical practice harms the patients we serve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harms all fellow practitioners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowers the level of trust and esteem in which health are providers are held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harms the community at large </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An analogy is that health care practice can be considered a community commons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All practitioners in the community use the field and are responsible for the upkeep </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><ul><li>Obligations to provide ethical care is the obligations of many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To maintain the space so that we can come again </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leave the commons healthy so that others can replace us in the labor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for our own and for our colleagues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take on the obligation to be peer to others of the health care team </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the decision-making processes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-regulating </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. ETHICAL DILEMMA What is your opinion of this doctor talking with his patient? Ethical or unethical
  17. 17. HEALTH CARE PRACTICE <ul><li>“ Health care ethical issues are challenging and as health care professionals we need to come to decisions that represent the best interest of our patients, colleagues, and community.” </li></ul>

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