Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 20
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:Whistleblowing Duty to report can conflict with feelings of loyalty May result in retaliation Snubs by coworkers Loss of promotions or raises Physical assault Laws may protect whistleblowers 20
Slide notes:People who report unethical or illegal practices are sometimes called whistleblowers . As discussed in a previous lecture, the obligation to report unethical practices can result in some challenging situations. The duty to report a coworkers unethical behavior can result in mental or emotional conflicts about difficult issues such as loyalty. It can result in retaliation, ranging from getting the cold shoulder from coworkers to loss of promotions or raises, or even physical assault. Many laws provide protection for people who report unethical practices. However, they apply only under certain circumstances, and proving retaliation may be difficult. 20