Hcs 335 Code Of Ethics

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Team A
Amanda Nazario, Andrew Pierson, Jamie Watson, Nardia Martin
Code of Ethics Paper
Patty Daugherty

The American Red Cross is an independent humanitarian organization whose sole purpose is to assist the community and the world in a time of need. It has been established and helping many people for many years. The American Red Cross is the crisis responder when there is a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, wildfire, and even the small house fire. The American Red Cross is there to assist the people who have just experienced such a traumatic moment in their lives and help them to get back on their feet. It was in 1881, in Washington, that the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton (History, 2016). …show more content…

Military services are notorious for leading to situations where soldiers in the military camps become separated from their families. The active-duty members of the armed forces are provided for an opportunity to be able to see their family members. There are also opportunities which they provide for in terms of emergency communication services (American Red Cross, 2013). They provide services at military camps and hospitals reserved for veterans in situations when there is sickness. Other services which they provide include emergency services and financial support in cases where there are …show more content…

These companies are driven by their mission statements and codes of ethics. In many cases the statements and codes of ethics are similar in nature, though differ based off of the purpose of the organization, the priorities and concerns of the business and patients that utilize them. In some organizations, such as the American Red Cross, there is a strong interaction with the public throughout the nation and in many cases in overseas nations as well. Due to the nature of the Red Cross’s services, there are a number of ethical considerations that need to be made. The American Red Cross responds to disaster areas, assist with blood collection and distribution and handles notifications to people overseas, especially military service members. What if it were discovered that the American Red Cross behaved unethically, such as consistently responding only to rich, white neighborhoods first in times of natural disasters? Or that they only provide blood to affluent people or those that have made donations to the American Red Cross? Or that they mishandle the notification of death or injury to loved ones serving overseas or handle it unprofessionally? These scenarios are unethical and would tarnish the company’s reputation. The public’s trust in the foundation would be shaken, probably irreversibly. This, thankfully, is not the case with the American Red

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