The ACHE’s 2018 ethical policy includes the development of an ethical culture (Marrison 2018,). In the last few months, diversity has increased in the institution. The institution has witnessed a significant increase in minority patients over the past few months. The institution also has minority-certified professionals. However, diversity can lead to harassment and discrimination of vulnerable individuals, which could affect the quality of care. If a healthcare professional lacks cultural competence, they may rely on their preconceived notions or biases to interact with patients and provide treatment. Relying only on subjective criteria when treating patients is detrimental to medical best practices, such as coordinated healthcare, where doctors work with families and patients to deliver high-quality care.
Ache is a strategy to foster an ethical culture. It involves respecting and value other cultures. Workers must embrace tolerance and inclusion by being kind to others. Caretakers must be respectful of patients with diverse cultures and not use personal biases during therapy. (Jongen and colleagues, 2018). The institution will offer cultural competence training for employees to help them communicate with diverse stakeholders. This training will equip caregivers with knowledge to deal with linguicism and other issues, especially when treating patients speaking different languages. It is important to consider the ethical behavior of patients, who may choose to use traditional medicines to augment their hospital treatment. An institution that is multicultural must be open-minded and reflect diversity in the world.
To create an ethical workplace culture, it is important to protect patient safety as well as address quality concerns. The hospital aims to increase the productivity of employees and automate some functions using Hospital Information Systems. Electronic health systems have made it easier for doctors to electronically communicate information with their patients, eliminating the need for calculations. Even with the recent devastating cyber-attack, patient privacy is still a concern. (Giubilini, et. al., 2016,). To protect patient’s personal data from theft and unauthorised access, all clinicians should exercise caution when managing patient information. Due diligence includes signing out after using the account, protecting passwords from sharing, and asking permission to disclose sensitive information. Care providers could improve patient safety by prioritizing patient privacy and protecting it.
Implementing evidence-based techniques can also help to ensure the safety of patients. The use of reliable and trusted data is an evidence-based method that delivers effective, efficient care with minimal risks. A high rate of medical errors indicates that the hospital does not care enough about patients’ health and can lead to them being more susceptible to comorbidities. Evidence-based care practices ensures that healthcare professionals use the latest credible, trustworthy and reliable information to provide safe and high-quality treatment for patients.