IntroductionEvery company has a code of ethics that they use to provide their organization with as a framework to guide them in their responsibilities and to assist them in situations that they might find unethical in nature. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations (www.ACHE.org). The organization is known for their educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership (www.ACHE.org). ACHE's works towards their goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery (www.ACHE.org). This paper will discuss the code of ethics that professional organizations use to provide their organization with a structure to direct them in the performance of their job responsibilities, in situations that might be otherwise ethically incorrect.
Self AssessmentThe Ethics Self-Assessment can help identify those areas in which are on strong ethical ground; areas that you may wish to examine the basis for your responses; and opportunities for further reflection (www.
ACHE.org). It is not a scoring assessment because everyone has different beliefs and therefore, cannot be scored numerically. This Self-Assessment can help medical professionals identify those areas in which they have a strong ethical ground; areas that they may wish to examine the basis for their responses; and opportunities for further reflection (www. ACHE.org).
The concept of procedural justice is the base application of organizational decision making. This application shows organizations that they need to rely on a deliberate process to foster fairness through a clear understanding of all competing values in response to a particular ethical conflict (Nelson, W.A., 2005). In order to be successful, the decision makers need to take into account the perceptions and values of all of the people who are...