Health care Ethics

a) Explain what is meant by this contention
Organizations have undergone radical transformations in both economic and social spheres so as to ensure that every employee participates in decision making. In democratic socialist environment, organizations should be managed democratically to ensure that the needs of all the stakeholders are met, and not just to profit a few individuals. Running of an organization democratically is easy theoretically  but it is not easy to practice. The subject is about behavioral characteristics and skills. Leaders in the workplace are followed chiefly because they are trusted and respected. An organization will achieve its objectives only if there is peaceful relationships amongst different  stakeholders, and this is affected commonly by the leadership and management qualities such as integrity, commitment, sincerity, passion, confidence, wisdom, compassionate, humility and degree of personal charisma.

Honesty and effective communication skills win is bold. The statement is provocative and has yearned for attention from many managers. In a multicultural working environment, democratic socialists should not create a sophisticated bureaucracy but should not allow the employees to control the organizations. This calls for democratic socialism and economic decisions based on honesty and effective dialogue. It is the role of the of an organization to make peoples lives better as opposed to exploiting them at expense of making huge profits. Experiential ethics and democratic socialism implies that no individual should be exploited nor wasted because of other reasons. Socialists value the principle of equality and fairness, hence employees in such working environment expects vital political principles that reflects democratic socialist society. The commanding heights of the economy and the people in it can only be reached if honesty prevails. By virtue of being honest, leaders in the workplace will satisfactorily support state ownership of every individual enterprise.

Democratic socialism in essence is a state of an organization where all stakeholders are treated equally and work cooperatively for the common good of all. In the post-modern working environment, people are very cautious about their individual rights. The warfare of employees in organizations largely emanates from inability of the top management to exercise participative standards where transparency and honesty prevails. Honesty enables management to envision reforms which promotes equality and transparency hence peaceful coexistence between different stakeholders.

As a blue print with which and individual can identify personal or corporate principles, experiential ethics are applicable only if an organization establishes effective ways of achieving corporate objectives without causing any harm to some stakeholders. The implementation of corporate strategies is only possible if the responsible personnel possess effective communication skills to avert the obstacles arising from different in human experiences.  In a cosmopolitan health working environment, people will enjoy working if the job is meaningful and enhances their lives otherwise they work of out of a sense of irresponsibility to the organization. This usually occurs when the organization does not meet their needs and demands. There is need for the organizational managers to balance between the interests of the employees and the organizational objectives. In a health setting, the goals must ensure that the patients are well taken care of while  the employees are well compensated and  protected  from contagious and communicable diseases. However, it is sometime hard to adopt policies that are favorable to every individual in the organization. The responsible personnel have to be very bold enough but care should be taken not to coerce the employees.

 Importantly, strong communication skills are necessary to make some employees work. Conventionally, many health organizations have had problems when enforcing specific rules and principles. It is imperative to introduce a rule or a practice after educating the workers on its importance, advantages and disadvantages. Additionally, the organizational strategy should be introduced to the working environment after consulting them. Employees often resist any change because they fear that it might affect them negatively i.e. loss of employment. Management strong communication skills will only work out in case of employees resistance.

Generally, the contention implies that organizations operating under democratic social environment cannot progress in the absence honesty amongst their management. Honesty is the force behind thrive and success of all democratic organizations. It is impossible for democratic socialist organizations to enforce laws, regulations, policies and strategies without strong communication skills.

b) How might this combination of theories apply to the health care field
Health practices are very delicate hence calls for mutual understanding, democracy and transparency. All these virtues encompass the honesty principle. Health care practitioners are expected to display highest degree of honesty when dealing with the clients. The employees i.e. the nurses and the doctors should give truthfully information concerning health of patients. In some extreme cases, nursing practitioners hide health information or give deceptive information and demanding more pay from their clients. This is risking human life, and this is often prohibited by the law.

In order for a health practice to thrive and work to the best of health practitioners ability, strong communication skills is very important. This should not mean being pushy and intrusive, but the nurses be monitored positively so as to ensure that they undertake their duties effectively, ethically and professionally.


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