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Community Code of Ethics

The Community Services Code of Ethics states, ┬┐Whatever your personal feelings about the justice and appropriateness of particular laws, all board members, staff, and volunteers are to obey all laws in the performance of their work on behalf of Community Services.┬┐ Why is this item necessary? What does it say about the relationship between law and ethics?

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The community code of ethics ensures that the integrity of decisions regarding care, treatment and services are not impacted by organizational and staff relationships with other care providers, institutions, and payers. For example, in a hospice setting, this is necessary in order to ensure that the patient or gets care or services that are in the best interest of the patient, organization's benefit or the care-giver (staff)'s beliefs or opinions. The code of ethics ensures (or should ensure) that the patient's facility works cooperatively with others to provide safe, high-quality care and act in accordance with the highest personal and professional standards. If there wasn't a code of ethics as described above, patients would be at the mercy of organizational decisions which may not benefit the patient or the mercy of a care-giver's discretion. This would conflict with the patient's rights as a human being and perhaps even their wishes as to the amount of care they receive. A perfect example ...

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The community code of ethics ensures that the integrity of decisions regarding care, treatment and services are not impacted by organizational and staff relationships with other care providers, institutions, and payers. For example, in a hospice setting, this is necessary in order to ensure that the patient or gets care or services that are in the best interest of the patient, organization's benefit or the care-giver (staff)'s beliefs or opinions.

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