*One Page* Ethics in Healthcare Administration The following scenario is designed to allow you…

*One Page* Ethics in Healthcare Administration The following scenario is designed to allow you….

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Ethics in Healthcare Administration

The following scenario is designed to allow you the opportunity to contemplate and analyze ethical situations you are likely to encounter in a position of management. All of the scenarios are real-life in that they have actually occurred. Generally speaking, there are no right or wrong answers, just different perspectives. The scenario format is intended to assist you in the development of a pattern of thinking. You may use any resources you choose to help answer the question or to present your point of view.

Scenario Seven

Ethics and the Cost of Care

Assume you are a member of senior management in a community hospital. A patient has already spent thirty days in the hospital without an immediate end in sight. The patient qualifies for Veterans care, but the attending private physician has refused to transfer the patient to the VA hospital because he does not think that the VA will provide the quality of care that the patient is presently receiving. The nearest VA hospital is 100 miles away. When you discussed the issue of the cost to the hospital with the attending physician, he responded that he was not charging the patient for his services and suggested that the hospital do the same. Further, he pointed out the hospital’s mission statement emphasized providing care to those in need and challenged the hospital to live up to the rhetoric in its mission statement. What would you do?

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*One Page* Ethics in Healthcare Administration The following scenario is designed to allow you…

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