According to the ethical decision -making website, “ethics is used to describe a set of standards and principles which dictate how a person acts and behaves” (nd). Human beings of all walks belong to a social group who grooms or shapes them by standards or ideas laid down for to be followed. This means that when decisions are to be made, these standards are first looked at and based on that a conclusion is arrived at. Individually, there are some principles that guide us to going about our daily activities. The influence of ethics in making decision is mostly important in all disciplines. In the health care industry, ethics is solely the standard upon which decisions are made. The values of an individual may also conflict with the standards that the individual will have to follow. Some professions even require some specific standards to be followed both in their disciplines and for individual purposes. Families and religion are of immense influence on people’s decision making as well.
The American College of Health care Executives (ACHE) website had quite interesting questions to answer for ethical self-assessment (2012). After a walk through the process, I realized that in leadership, I am occasionally ethical rather than always. In community relationships, I am almost never ethical, in patients and their family relationships, I am always ethical. I also do not usually care about ethics required in groups that come out of a bigger group of which I form part (e.g. the board, suppliers and buyers). The one relationship where I am so concerned about ethics is concerning my colleagues and other staff; that I am always ethically responsible by drawing their attention to many issues of concern.
As a person, you are shaped by your family, religion (that is if you are religious) and society. The standards that are upheld in one community may differ from the other because of the religious belief and or culture of the people in the community. As...