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Case Study: Faith Community Hospital

Essay 2004 6 Pages

Business economics - Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics

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Table of Contents:

Abstract

Introduction

Challenges for Faith Community Hospital

Issues Under Faith Community’s Direct Control

Solutions to These Challenges

References

Abstract

Faith Community Hospital is experiencing challenges not uncommon to the industry. In a complex field, such as medicine, morals, duties, responsibilities, and personal belief systems all become a jumbled mess creating huge areas of gray, instead of the clear-cut black and white operational processes typical in a business. Because of this lack of clarity, Faith Community Hospital has found itself amidst a sea of troubles.

Case Study: Faith Community Hospital

Introduction:

Faith Community Hospital is experiencing challenges not uncommon to the industry. In a complex field, such as medicine, morals, duties, responsibilities, and personal belief systems all become a jumbled mess creating huge areas of gray, instead of the clear-cut black and white operational processes typical in a business. Because of this lack of clarity, Faith Community Hospital has found itself amidst a sea of troubles.

Challenges for Faith Community Hospital:

First and foremost, Faith is faced with the challenge of each staff member interpreting what their duties and responsibilities to be in their own personal fashion. As mentioned above, this is not uncommon in the industry. Each staff member comes to Faith with their own personal biases that affect their decision-making processes in situations. This inconsistency in decisions due to personal biases is exacerbated by the emotionally charged situations that these team members are dealing with. Members of the Faith organization are literally dealing with life and death situations, and this intensity of emotion can often cloud one’s thought processes.

This is reflected in the divergent actions that are currently taking place at Faith. Child Protective Services is currently in the process of taking custody of a baby in Faith’s Neo-Natal Ward, due to the staff’s compliance with the parent’s wishes not to provide services. Do Not Resuscitate directives were implemented in ICU recently, without written orders. Other staff members who feel that everything medically necessary should be done to preserve life have disobeyed Do Not Resuscitate orders that were in place. All three incidents were completely supported by family members.

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Pages
6
Year
2004
ISBN (eBook)
9783638521192
File size
407 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v57782
Institution / College
University of Phoenix
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