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Principles of Ethics in Health Care

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A vaccine is the most effective form of prevention. In the case of influenza, a vaccine can cut your risk of developing the disease by up to 90 percent, depending on a variety of factors, including the effectiveness of the vaccine that year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) recommend that all U.S. health care professionals get vaccinated annually against influenza.
Mandatory vaccination is a controversial strategy that pits health care professional and personal autonomy against patient/public safety and employee relations. Administrators planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care professionals must understand the implications involved in these policies.
Describe a dispute involving a health care facility's mandatory vaccination or mask for seasonal flu.
Format your letter as if you are advising the CEO of the health care provider or facility identified in the journal/news article you read, and discuss the following implications:
• Analyze the situation in light of health care service delivery.
• Analyze the situation in light of patient and public safety.
• Explain the conflict(s) that may arise as a result of this policy.
• Explain any ethical issues raised by this policy.
• Finally, explain your conclusion/position regarding mandatory seasonal flu vaccination or mask for health care professionals.
Reference:
Teitelbaum J., & Pozgar G. (2015). Law, ethics, and policy in healthcare administration (Custom ed.). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
• Bloom, J. (2013, February 4). Mandate the flu vaccine for healthcare workers. U.S. News. Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/02/04/mandate-flu-vaccines-for-healthcare-workers
• Cheng, A. C., & Worth, L. J. (2014). Mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers: Is it necessary or sufficient to protect patients? Healthcare Infection, 19(3), 114-115.
Mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers: is it necessary or sufficient to protect patients? by Cheng, A.; Worth, L., in Healthcare Infection, Vol. 19/Issue 3. Copyright 2014 by CSIRO. Reprinted by permission of CSIRO via the Copyright Clearance Center.
• Hooper, C. R., Breathnach, A., & Iqbal, R. (2014). Is there a case for mandating influenza vaccination in healthcare workers? Anesthesia, 69(2), 95-100.
Is There a Case for Mandating Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare Workers? by Hooper, C.; Breathnach, A.; Iqbal, R., in Anesthesia, Vol. 69/Issue 2. Copyright 2014 by John Wiley & Sons - Journals. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons - Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.

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https://healthimpactnews.com/2014/lawsuits-against-hospitals-begin-for-loss-of-employment-due-to-mandatory-flu-shots/
Mandatory vaccination is a controversial strategy that pits health care professional and personal autonomy against patient/public safety and employee relations. Administrators planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care professionals must understand the implications involved in these policies.
Describe a dispute involving a health care facility's mandatory vaccination for seasonal flu.
Format your letter as if you are advising the CEO of the health care provider or facility identified in the journal/news article you read, and discuss the following implications:

A situation has emerged wherein our facility is facing a class action lawsuit for terminating the employment of a nurse who was forced to decide between choosing the mandatory requirement that has been mandated by the Affordable Care Act for flu vaccinations for healthcare providers and their conviction to refuse on ...

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