Question: It is time to create an ethical code of conduct for those in governance, management, and professional staff for any of these organizations:
- Acute-care hospital
- Surgery Center
- Behavioral Health Center
- Specialty Hospital
- Long-Term-Care Facility
- Out-Patient Center
An Ethical Code of Conduct for a Long-term Care Facility (e.g. nursing home or hospice) should include, but not be limited to, the following:
Purpose of Code of Conduct: To preserve the highest standard of performance and care; to safeguard the rights and interests of all residents and their families.
- We will provide and maintain a sterile environment (e.g. clean bed sheets, proper disposal of unsanitary and/or potentially dangerous objects, such as syringes).
- We will ensure that all residents and their loved ...