St. Martha’s General Hospital Scenario

This week, you learned about organizational ethics and its importance in the medical field. We have spent the majority of the course discussing the importance of ethics in medical decisions and medical treatment, but ethics on the business side of a medical facility is just as important. We have taken time to discuss some ethical concerns related to business, such as treatment of employees, but all actions related to running a business have to be ethical for a business to be successful.

For this discussion prompt, use the St. Martha’s General Hospital Scenario. After reviewing that scenario, the information regarding organizational ethics that you learned this week, and all of the material that you have learned thus far, discuss the culture of ethics at St. Martha’s.

Give specific facts from the scenario that describe the culture of ethics, related to both the medical and the business side of the facility.

Discuss at least three ways that the ethics committee and healthcare administrators can improve the culture of ethics at St. Martha’s.