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Ethical Issues in Health Information Management

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1.What is the difference between ethics, morals, etiquette, and law? Give examples of each.
2.What factors influence the ethical decision-making process? Give examples.
3.Why do physicians still recite the Hippocratic Oath?
4.Is it possible for one person to have an ethical dilemma with a situation and for another person not to have a dilemma in the same situation? Why or why not?

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1.What is the difference between ethics, morals, etiquette, and law? Give examples of each.

Ethics are predicated upon an established set of rules and conduct that society has determined are acceptable types of behavior in business, education, medicine, and other life disciplines. The difference between morals and ethics is that ethics represent rules and guidelines that society placates upon citizens while morals is a personal decision that people make about their behavior. In reference to morality, people have their own morals that may greatly differ from others while ethics are applicable to all. Etiquette is defined as possessing the grace, respect, and honor to adhere to society's expectations of behavior in the workplace, restaurants (dining), and other life functions. A person can lack ethics and morals but display etiquette to get ahead in their position at the office, which means that they will display positive expectations of social behavior in social settings that enable them to be ...

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Ethical Issues in Health Information Management is examined.

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