Within this dimension, it is important to align ethical and medical concepts with person-centred care. It is imperative to consider the holistic wellbeing of Richard as opposed to a biomedical process as 'clinical issues ' would insinuate. The clinical issues within this scenario relate to Richard and his sexual partners physical and emotional safety. Two key terms relevant to this are beneficence and non-maleficence. Beneficence can be defined as a concept of doing good, not to be confused with non-maleficence or not causing harm (NZNO, 2010).
According to American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, beneficence is working for the benefit of the others by developing mental health and welfare. The principle of beneficence need counsellors making a decision to the benefits and best interest of the clients based on professional evaluation. Simply stated, counsellor must proactive to do good to client and prevent harm when possible. To boost the quality of the services provided to client, regular and on-going supervision is needed. Systematic monitoring of practice is needed to make sure that the client’s best interests are achieved.
Ethical decision making in a health care system is undertaken to enable health professionals to increase their awareness of ethical issues involved in their practice and to guide them in arriving at sound, justifiable decisions (Amado, 2004). In the clinical setting, it requires a trained sensitivity
This applies to optometrist especially as we are responsible to look after the best interests of our patients with regards to the patient’s eye, vision and general health. Ethics as a discipline is the study and analysis of values and standards related to duty, responsibility, and right and wrong behaviour.
The Code of Ethics begins with a promotion to service and advocacy for all of our community members. Exhibiting good citizenship is a key factor in representing a solid moral code. Standard 1 (2015) elaborates on how Marriage and Family Therapists are to treat individuals in an equal and respectful manner negating our own beliefs, preconceptions, or memberships negating discrimination of any kind. Individuals must be informed of their therapeutic process and treatment. Clients also have a right to or deny consent prior to services through contractual agreements, promoting a client’s opportunity to make well informed, autonomous decisions throughout the sessions regarding both the risks and benefits of treatment, including disclosure.
According to Fugelli (2001) honesty forms a key component of moral integrity and is essential for societal trust in medical practitioners. Patients need to know that doctors are acting in their best interests so that they can trust the advice provided by their doctor. Trust that doctors are acting in the patient’s best interest requires not only honesty but moral integrity – as Fugelli (2001) goes on to say, “Big business confounds the doctor–patient relationship with greed, profit, and financial incentives”. Thus, patients need to know that doctors, as individuals and as a profession, act with integrity and do not act out of selfish desires. However, the concept of moral integrity is not simple, as discussed by Pellegrino (2000) “Physicians…are required to sacrifice moral integrity to the requirements of their social role”.
The HIPAA code of ethics is designed to serve several purposes with the aim of promoting high health information management practice, identify core values for the basis of the health information management mission, providing a summary of broad ethical principle that reflects the core values of the health information management (Davis & LaCour, 2014). Besides, it establishes a set of ethical principles which essential in the decision are making process. It also establishes an operational framework which guides professional behavior and responsibilities in case of conflicts of professional behaviors or when there are uncertainties in ethical behaviors. Besides, it provides ethical principles which enable the public to hold health information professionals into account, mentor practitioners who are new to the field of human information mission, values as well as ethical
One of the benefits is that employee empowerment improves the quality of work from the employees. This is because through the practice, the employees are made to feel that they are playing a role in the organization’s well being as well as contributing to the success of the organization and have an importance to the world. This would be through the personal pride to their work, flexibility and freedom that the practice provides to them especially in decision making which results to their high productivity hence quality work. Secondly, the practice provides employee satisfaction since the employees have an engaging work culture that is flexible creating empowerment. The empowerment, through its ways such as fun work culture, public recognition of employees for their success stories and increased responsibilities contributes to the sense of feeling satisfied which also relate to increased loyalty levels and retention ratios.
Working with dedication and hard work and getting appreciated by superiors for their achievement and abilities makes person valuable. Another crucial behavior is making people feel competent.For example if coworker get praised for positive results, people get motivated to be like them , even better by taking their achievement in positive manner. Providing feedback and method for improvements also helps in improving their skills. Giving workers a sense of security through positive work environment and open communication if someone has problem in workplace can also help to boost
Very simple programmes can be enforced to meet these expectation and needs, an example is a rewards system if targets or goals are achieved, These small rewards can have a huge impact on the employee’s happiness, the frequency of these small rewards is crucial for success. Extensive research has displayed links between being happier in your job and being better at your job. Businesses with higher than average employee happiness in turn display better financial performance. Therefore, it is important for companies to form and maintain positive work environments that will contribute to their employee’s