Inthe provision of healthcare services, it is a requirement that theprofessionals observe both ethical and legal aspects. Professionalethics demands that the necessary guidelines are followed withrespect to the conduct of their daily activities. They are requiredto observe high standards in order the demands and needs of theclients. Care for patients is largely influenced by various choicesincluding legal and ethical regime. It is upon the practitioners tobalance between the medical ethics and beliefs of the patients.Medical practitioners are expected to respect and treat all patientsfairly while ensuring that they benefit from the treatment.
Inthe contemporary society, the America’s healthcare administrationrequires the professionals to understand the various health laws inthe country. Health laws in the country emanate from both the local,state and federal levels of authority (Wolper, 2004). Ideally,decisions made by the medical professionals must consider theramifications to the healthcare field. Working as a healthadministrator at thehypothetical Well Care Hospital in Happy Town requires a high-caliberindividual who understands the various ramifications of theirdecision.The hospital has come under scrutiny recently for breaching themedical compliance. It is thus appropriate for the healthadministrator to develop appropriate strategies that will improve theprovision of services with prompt adherence to the medical guidelinesand health laws in the country.
Inthe US, health laws are guided by the local, state and federal laws.The health administrator at WellCare Hospital needs to have a clear understanding about the healthlaws. Health administrators interact with various individuals andstakeholders at different levels. The administrator requires theright skills, knowledge, and competencies to help in the provision ofthe healthcare services. The hospital has not been following theright medical procedures that are likely to affect the provision ofservices. Non-compliance is also likely to open legal cases againstthe institution. As such, the conduct of the administrator to improvethe compliance levels is necessary. Compliance looks at the ethicalguidelines and medical conduct of the clinical staff (Pozgar,2014).Further, it looks at medical guidelines and laws that influence thehealthcare services.
Healthadministrator has to develop strategies that will mitigate theeffects of non-compliance. The approach need to align theinstitutional policies with the health laws in the country. Aligningthe goals with the laws will help the hospital in attending to theneeds of the clients. Being a key staff at the hospital, the healthadministrator need to observe high-level professional conduct. It isthrough the conduct of the administrator that other clinical staffwill copy the best practice and standards within a healthcaresetting. The professional conduct dictates that the administratorshould help in developing the rules of practice within the hospital.Moreover, the interests of the stakeholders including patients,clinical staff, and family members, among others should be respectedand met appropriately. Medical practitioners are required tosafeguard the well-being of the patients. The practitioners mustfulfill this important duty. In the health care, good values are thecriteria for determining good and right actions, decisions anddispositions that ensure the safety of the population. Appropriateclinical procedures enhance the long-term health benefits for thepatients. The strategy helps to improve the administration andcollection of information about clinical treatment. With this inmind, the health administrator needs to provide guidance to otherclinical staff in order to enhance their skills and knowledge. Thesignificance of superior values and the need to acquire advancedskills in healthcare administration cannot be underestimated.Professional improvement in the nursing profession is crucial toguarantee safety of the patients and efficiency in service provision.
Medicalnegligence may occur in various forms such as poor handling of thepatients, inappropriate medication, poor communication, and poorhospital environment. Any form of medical negligence is punishable bylaw. It is hence appropriate that the administrator examines thecomplaints from the plaintiff. Working together with the governingboard, the administrator needs to formulate appropriate policies thatreflect the country’s legal regime on healthcare. The board has theresponsibility to ensure that they provide guidance and strategicdirection for the organization. They need to apply the rules ofpractice to ensure that the professional conduct of the clinicalstaff reflects the legal and ethical health guidelines (Iyer,Levin, Shea, & Ashton, 2006).
Inconclusion,clinical treatment and medications should not compromise the lives ofthe people. These efforts will help the health care system comprehendthe assurance of quality and value that the citizens warrant.Health standards and laws determine the governance of practices andethos that are permissible and coherent. The code of ethics needs tohelp in serving all the patients with adherence compliance to thehealth laws. The health administrator at WellCare Hospital has an opportunity to change the image of theinstitution. It is through his guidance that the institution willrealize positive goals and comply with the established legal regimein the country (Pozgar & Santucci, 2009).
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