Deontology And Utilitarianism

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DQ1: How do deontology and utilitarianism support spirituality in health care organizations?
Deontology refers to a general category of ethical or moral theories. This category defines the right action in terms of duties and moral rules. This branch of ethics asserts that an act is morally worthy if it upholds one 's moral obligation (Bowen, 2014). If an administrator supports Kantian deontology, he or she could use the categorical imperative to state that respecting and allowing one to pursue spiritual growth is a moral and ethical duty (Morrison & Furlong, 2014). Healthcare leaders and administrators have an ethical duty to provide environments in which both workers and patients can examine their spiritual desires and needs. The practical
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It is well known that health outcomes differ widely between cities, states, and countries. The scale and nature of health inequalities has shifted over time, with an overall long-term upward trend in life expectancy in virtually all countries (Wilson, 2014). Sometimes there are significant inequalities in health outcomes even within the same small geographical area. There are also significant inequalities between countries in inputs relevant to health. This includes the total amount spent on health care. Given the different paths through which health inputs are translated into health outcomes in different countries, it is generally thought to be impossible to eliminate all health inequalities between countries (Wilson,…show more content…
Major initiatives have been launched to increase provider awareness, distribute and evaluate clinical guidelines, and offer strategies for improving institutional responses to domestic violence, offer strategies for improving institutional responses to domestic violence, including recommendations for screening (Morrison & Furlong, 2014). Addressing domestic violence requires more than adding new diagnostic categories to differential diagnoses or new technical skills to clinical collection. This means asking clinicians to step beyond a traditional medical model to confront the personal feelings and social beliefs that shape their responses to patients, which presents a difficult barrier (Morrison & Furlong, 2014). Providing quality healthcare involves integrating routine inquiry about domestic violence into ongoing clinical practice. This means asking all patients about abuse and violence in their lives. Whether or not a person chooses to use services or leave her or his partner, a provider’s intervention is very important. People often return to violent partners many times before they feel safe enough to leave, feel that they can survive on their own, or can accept that the person they love will not change (Morrison & Furlong, 2014). When physicians fail to ask about abuse, they inadvertently isolate people who are living in danger.
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