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As a new member of the Institutional Policy Review Team, you are seeking information about institutional, unique ethical dilemmas and professional Ethics - law of torts and obligations to provide care.

Describe the professional standards that exist to address these dilemmas, as well as specific steps that management at Tri-state can take to model and uphold these standard.

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Please see response below (also attached), which is supplemented with an illustrative example. I hope this helps and take care.

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1. As a new member of the Institutional Policy Review Team, you are seeking information about institutional, unique ethical dilemmas and professional Ethics - law of torts, and obligations to provide care.

Medical ethics is a large issue and is not limited to improper information disclosure. While reading through medical journals, you notice that there seem to be many articles regarding Medicare fraud and other related issues. These are considered ethical and legal issues. Also. best treatment options also involve ethical decision-making, especially if the patient has no living will and cannot make the decisions due to illness. Malpractice suits also avail due to NOT complying with the obligations set up by tort law and professional codes of ethics.

Can you think of others?

Codes of ethics are formal statements that set standards of ethical behavior for a group of people. In fact, one of the hallmarks of a profession is that its members subscribe to a code of ethics.

Let's look at the following principles from a medial code of ethics. Please notice how each principle sets up an obligation for care. Any additions are enclosed in square brackets for illustrative purposes.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE: Principles of medical ethics

Preamble

The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for ...

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This solutions identifies and describes unique ethical dilemmas and professional standards of ethics, including the law of torts and obligations to provide care. Specifically, it describes the professional standards that exist to address these dilemmas through illustrative examples, as well as the specific steps that management can take to model and uphold these standard.

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Use APA format and provide references.

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