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Throughout the World, people are taught in schools that ethics, morals, right from wrong, all depend on the situation. Many of these very individuals have come of age and are among the nation's highest-ranking leaders. Ethics is a science that explains the valuing process. It tries to answer questions regarding good conduct versus bad conduct. According to the Natural Law, an Aristotelian view that was later adopted by St. Aquinas, ethics must be based on concern for human good. Humans will do anything that is rational, which will evidently lead them into doing good instead of evil (Darr, 1997). That was just one particular view regarding morals and ethics, as there are millions of others out there. Ethics and morality are important in all areas of society. However, ethics is critical when it comes to hospitals and hospital administration.

There are several ethical standards that I will truly value when I enter the Health Administration field.

Standards that range from honesty, confidentiality, all the way to respect and fidelity. However, two of the most important standards that are the most valuable are respect and beneficence. With the concept of respect comes honesty. Honesty is the key to running a standard hospital or any other type of health service organization. Truth telling prohibits fibs and other white lies. By telling the truth you avoid painful situations down the road. Being honest with your co-workers and patients is a must in that you avoid future conflicts by telling everyone how things really are.

Beneficence is also another element that is a must in health care. People should always be willing to help one another out. The working environment should be an optimistic atmosphere where not only do the employees feel at home but the patients feel cared for as well. Further,