Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 13
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical issues in health informatics
Slide content:Respect for Patients, Employers, and Coworkers Respect the inherent dignity and worth of every person Treat each person in a respectful fashion, being mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity Promote the value of self-determination for each individual Value all kinds and classes of people equitably, deal effectively with all races, cultures, disabilities, ages and genders Ensure all voices are listened to and respected AHIMA Code of Ethics, 2011 13
Slide notes:The Code of Ethics of the American Health Information Management Association makes a strong statement about the duties owed to others. It states that a health informatics professional should [quote] respect the inherent dignity and worth of every person. [unquote] The Code provides guidelines to help clarify how this lofty ideal can be put into action. Its guidelines state that all people should be treated respectfully and equitably. The duty to respect the dignity and worth of each person includes many obligations to patients, coworkers, and employers. 13