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Moral Courage and the Administrator's Responsibilities

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Discussion
Take the ACHE Ethics Self-Assessment
http://www.ache.org/newclub/CAREER/ethself.cfm
Bring to mind the kind of organization for which you hope to work as an administrator. To whom would you be responsible-for example, to patients, the governing board, the Joint Commission, the CEO, the staff, the community, your own conscience? What are the legal and ethical issues that could arise when these duties conflict? Think of an example of apparently conflicting obligations that would pose a challenge to you.

1) to whom and for whom is an administrator responsible?
2) Why is moral courage important for an administrator, particularly in the face of conflict?
3) Briefly describe a scenario in which an administrator's legal and ethical responsibilities might conflict, and moral courage is needed. What would you do in that situation, and why?
4) what do you expect the effect on others would be by your demonstrating ethical and legal behavior and showing moral courage?
P.S. Requesting Stephen, MS

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1) to whom and for whom is an administrator responsible?

The administrator is responsible for the entire organization as they represent the organization as well as its members. Therefore, the administrator's decisions reflect upon the entire organization while those actions committed by nurses within the organization reflect upon the administrator. Efficient administration is placated upon nursing administrators who are capable of providing the necessary leadership to ensure employees have the skills and resources to carry out their duties within the hospital.

2) Why is moral courage important for an administrator, particularly in the face of conflict?

Moral courage is mandatory because many ...

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Moral courage and the administrator's responsibilities are examined. The expert takes the ACHE ethics self-assessment are determined.

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