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Monday, July 14, 2014
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

Ethics in CM: Organizational Culture

Organizational culture is an invisible asset. It is always present and pervades all aspects of organizational life with a profound impact on success and failure. Corporate standards provide the basis for an effective organizational culture.

Ethical standards are the code of conduct required by the organization for employees to follow. The relationship between organizational culture and ethics is that the organizational culture guides employees when faced with ethical dilemmas.

If the organizational culture counters what employees are required to do ethically, they may put the organization at risk by not acting ethically.

[Reference: Ethics in CM, Module D, Organizational Cultures]
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  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Ethics in CM: Making
Ethical Decisions

While ethics are foundational to professions, personal values are foundational to individuals, and thus by association with professional decision making. To make sound ethical decisions, it is necessary to engage in an intentional course of deliberation, consultation and action.

Decisions about medical treatments may run the gamut involving:

  • Moral principles
  • Religious beliefs
  • Professional guidelines
Moral courage helps individuals to address ethical issues and take action when doing the right thing is not easy.

[Reference: Ethics in CM, Module D, Organizational Cultures]
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  Improving Patient Care...  

Ethics in CM: Successful
Ethical Decisions

Adherence to ethical practices is one of the key lynchpins of successfully achieving high performance case management.

Ethical decision-making models support the measurement and assessment of ethical practices.

[Reference: Ethics in CM, Module D, Organizational Culture]
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