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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT FOR: (your name)
As an ethic-based heath care professional, I will strive to meet or exceed the statement below in the daily practice of my profession.
MY PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS:
- I will administer professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness and good faith, without discrimination
- I will conform to all laws and regulations related to healthcare management and implement personal assessment program to keep up competency.
- I will respect professional confidences and refrain from participating in activities that degrade the integrity of the healthcare management profession.
- I will ensure that patients and others served know their rights and services that are provided to them; hence counteract conflicts between patients and physicians.
- I will promote confidentiality and privacy regarding information on patients and others served.
- I will provide quality health care services with the resources available based on medical necessity and ensure the activities I undertake help to improve the community health care services.
- I will establish a conducive and safe working environment that promotes development of employees’ skills and knowledge, listen and support viable decisions.
- I will promote access to quality health care services, accurate information on health services, and enhance regular assessment on issues affecting the community.
Health care ethics statements are formulated to govern health care providers’ standards and conduct in providing health care services (Ruger, 2008). It incorporates standards of virtuous behavior in health provision profession towards patients and others served, management, other employees and the society. It is a mandate of every medical practitioner to have exceptional morals and integrity to relate well with colleagues, community and the patients.
Administering services with honesty, integrity, and regard to others is one of the most fundamental ethics in healthcare. It demands that as a health care provider, it is an ethical responsibility to keep patients’ health information and their history only known to the right medical practitioner; hence maintain confidentiality (Ruger, 2008). Further, Ruger (2008) notes that patients wishes should be considered to avoid conflicts and if the physician is right and they are wrong, a good approach should be used to avoid aggravating them more. Discrimination is not an ethic because every one is entitled to fair treatment.
According to Ruger (2008) competency and proficiency requires that a health care provider review his or her policies so as to keep up his/her motivation and to revisit what is expected of them professionally to avoid making mistakes regularly.
A health care executive should be responsible when dealing with employees and their development in terms of benefits and their careers, listening to their opinions and those that are viable implemented. More so, ensuring that there is fair treatment of all the personnel; hence no abuse of office to administer favors to those seeking personal gains. In addition, a senior medical practitioner should demonstrate good leadership skills to foster good and approachable atmosphere in the work place (Ruger, 2008), where every one is free to give view and opinions that are job related. A senior healthcare provider should also mentor those who want to join the profession either experienced or on internship, hence building them professionally by one’s past experiences in the line of duty. This not only creates momentum for others but also helps the senior physician realize satisfaction in his profession by helping others build their careers.
Community and society have the right to quality health care, hence the role of a medical practitioner to make it known, the services rendered and right that the patients have. Quality can be attained by listening to patients’ and others’ served feedback, so as to help introduce medical protocols that are available for all; hence foster quality standards based on the response. Moreover, benefits of quality standards and services provided should be evaluated and risks that may be incurred also considered, for the purpose of implementing strong guidelines and prevent loss of trust by the patients and others served (Ruger, 2008).
Finally, adhering to the rules of the healthcare board is essential since one has already confirmed that he/she will abide by the rules. On the contrary, Ruger (2008) argues that, medical necessity should be considered now and then, even with policies formulated to assist in guiding health procedures. Basically, there are rule that govern how the clinical procedures should be offered but, a physician with morals can reason out how to merge health provision and medical necessity based on payment issues. For instance when a patient is in critical state and has no funds to cater for medical procedures.
Ruger, P.J. (2008). Ethics in American Health 1: Ethical approaches to health policy. American Journal of Public Health, 98, 1751-1756.
Ruger, P.J. (2008). Ethics in American Health2: An ethical framework for health system reform American Journal of Public Health, 98, 1756-1763.