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One: The most valuable and important ethical lessons that I learned from this course pertains to capacity and autonomy. I’ve always been aware of these concepts as a healthcare professional in Clinical Research, but it affirmed my praxis with historical context. My significant exposure to all aspects of Oncology and Clinical Research Administration, along with related subject oversight and leadership execution successes, have equipped me with the critical, technical, and creative abilities enabling me to thrive in the fast-paced environment. As a Clinical Researcher, I have successfully provided strong support and guidance to prestigious institutions. I helped ensure that each organization’s daily operational and regulatory aspects were conducted in a highly professional manner and adhered to FDA standards, professional ethics, and our clinical trial participants’ health and well-being. Whether I am working at a hospital connected to an academic institution or pharmaceutical company, Healthcare organizations need to also establish as part of their work culture to lead with accountability. Whatever leadership permits is inadvertently what leader promotes.

The use of objective and transparent data such as clinical outcomes, safety protocols, meeting attendance, and deficiency reports helps avoid ambiguity during evaluations. Feedback regarding performance will always be challenging. The way a healthcare organization develops its goals are related to the complex function in which they operate, how they integrate care and command a broad set of competencies. Accountability cannot be generalized as that would lead to risk when caring for multi-morbidity chronic diseases. Improving the health of the population requires ongoing population health information on the part of governing bodies and providers, plus the capability to collaborate to improve care and services. Revisiting the historical context and origins of nonmaleficence, justice, beneficence, and morality in this course affirmed my efforts in the workplace and what I will continue to do.


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two: Throughout the duration of this course, I have learned many different concepts as they relate to the ethical being of healthcare. Each of these concepts have allowed me to further my knowledge in how I can better serve as a future healthcare leader down the road. I believe that the concept that taught me the most was the understanding of the different ethical principles. Before this course, I knew the basics of ethics but nothing in depth. If I would’ve been faced with an ethical dilemma, I likely would not have been able to back up my response with a suitable ethical reasoning. The ethical principles of justice, autonomy, nonmaleficence, and beneficence have taught me how to create a foundation in ethics when faced with dilemmas in the healthcare environment. With the new policies, internally in the hospital and externally from state and federal governments, “knowledge of theories of ethics is especially important for appropriate patient and organizational decision-making” (Morrison & Furlong, 2019).

I have found myself faced with situations that the foundations of ethics that I’ve built has been very helpful. Looking back on previous situations, I can see where a foundation of ethics would have also been very useful in the decision-making process then. One of the biggest principles of ethics that has had an impact on me is autonomy. Working on the frontlines when patients come into the hospital for outpatient procedures, I am faced with determining if the patient is coerced answering questions by their additional visitor if they are answering on their own accord. There is also a competency factor. For example, “a person with a transient ischemic attack might be unable to balance a checkbook. However, that same person might be able to understand the consequences of a medical procedures” (Summers, n.d.). My new foundation of ethics has helped me navigate these tricky situations better amid these uncertain times.

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