Ethical Beginnings of Life
Over time, a number of tough ethical beginnings of life and end of life decisions have been identified. These decisions in one way or the other end up affecting the individual, the family, the society as well as the health care providers in unique and different ways. To the individual, these decisions may be distressing and hard to make especially when that individual is conscious of them.
According to Gittell (2009), the conflicting views often held by family members in such scenarios may end up bringing a wave of confusion among the healthcare providers. In this regard, the healthcare providers find themselves trapped between opposing views of those close top the concerned parties. For the society as a whole, tough ethical beginning of life and end of life decisions almost always end up being controversial. This can be likened in one way or the other to the effects these decisions have at the familial level in that positions are likely to be taken and hence conflicting views.
The eight principles of quality management can in one way or the other be used in prevailing medical errors status. According to Gittell (2009), a big portion of medical errors are preventable. When it comes to customer focus, health organizations are supposed to exercise care and concern when dealing with patients. This coupled with proper leadership at the organizational level and the involvement of both healthcare providers and patients in decision making can in a large way reduce medical errors. The health organizations are also encouraged to embrace kaizen or what is referred as continual improvement for purposes of adopting approaches that may help reduce the occurrence of medical errors.
Organizational codes are an essential part as well as component of the healthcare system. They are usually designed with the patient in mind and as such their main objective is to ensure that the best interests of the patient are met. It is hence important to note that without organizational codes in place, the effectiveness as well as efficiency of patient care would be put to risk. It is hence upon every healthcare organization to ensure that all those who work for it in all cadres understand and appreciate the relevance of the codes, procedures as well as policies.
Gittell, J.H. (2009). High Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Resilience. McGraw Hill Professional