The role of ethics in responsible healthcare management
The healthcare industry is complex. All roles within it – from administrators and clinicians on the frontline, to managerial roles behind the scenes – can be both highly rewarding and highly challenging. Jobs throughout the healthcare system are inherently full of decisions: from the type of care a patient receives, to the resources a care unit needs, each carries consequences for patients’ lives and can lead to conflicts.
As such, high ethical standards for public health are critical to healthcare. Decisions and issues of this nature – where lives are at risk – are part and parcel of the day-to-day roles of health professionals across the sector.