Diversity and Ethical Decision-Making
Relying on http://www.ache.org/, the diversity and ethics links contained therein, explore the relationship between cultural diversity and the process for ethical decision-making. What are the most important factors in producing ethical decisions? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
The American College of
Healthcare Executives (ACHE) promotes diversity within its own
organization by promoting diversity-specific behaviors incorporated
into their performance management tools, recruiting a diverse
workforce, new employee orientation including diversity training,
twice a year diversity training, and diversity in its leaders. ACHE publishes the
healthcare executives’ Code of Ethics for the profession of
healthcare management, patients it serves, organizations, employees,
and the community. It also identifies the healthcare executive’s
duty to report violations.
Ethical decision-making involves the fairest, unbiased considerations when conducting business. The healthcare executive needs to make decisions that are purely for the good of the patient and/or the organization, setting aside any personal bias or prejudice. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) publishes the healthcare executive’s Code of Ethics towards the profession of healthcare management, the patients it serves, the organizations, the employees, and the community. It also identifies the healthcare executive’s duty to report violations.
The ACHE promotes diversity within its own organization by promoting diversity specific behaviors incorporated into their performance management tools, recruitment policies, employee diversity training, and diversity within its leaders. Cultural diversity in the workforce is intended to include a representative sample of the community for which the organization offers its services. The assumption here is that a culturally diverse workforce and business practices would enhance services to its diverse population of patients.
In both instances of ethical decision-making and cultural diversity in the workplace, personal bias and prejudice cannot exist. They are related in that ethical decisions need to be based on what its current culturally diverse society accepts to be morally correct or acceptable.