Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: b | Slide: 12
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical and legal standards
Slide content:Professionalism and the Culture of Health Care Lofty goals can compete with fear of potential consequences Prevailing attitudes in the health care culture can make it difficult to uncover ethical lapses 12
Slide notes:Another way in which law, ethics, and professionalism intersect is in the self-regulation of the health care profession. On one hand, the health care profession holds itself to lofty ethical goals. On the other hand, the severity of the potential consequences can make it difficult for the profession to police itself. Most health care professionals behave ethically, but sometimes, unethical acts or practices occur. General attributes of the culture of health care can make it difficult for people to report unethical behavior to their bosses or to outside authorities. 12