Ethical Standards

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As stated before, these three examples represent a small part of a much more in depth and clearly written document that states the standards of business conduct by both organizations. However, I feel these three are the core standards that should be a part of every organization that wishes to build a strong, ethical culture and experience continued growth and success over a long period of time.
After reading over each company’s policies, I was unable to come to the conclusion that I disliked any particular policy. Each policy reflects a specific topic of importance that the organization deems necessary to the continued success and stability of the organization’s culture. The policies are reflective of the needs, ethics, character, and adherence
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A nurse, who was also my supervisor, improperly performed lab tests and knowingly recorded her findings in a patient’s medical record without noting the discrepancy, because she did not want the patient to be aware of her mistake or take the time redo the blood draw. When I confronted her about my concerns, she explained that, “it’s alright, because he will have another blood draw in two weeks and it won’t really matter what this record says. I will deal with it, and you aren’t in a position to question how I do things anyway.” I can state with confidence that it was in fact, very important due to the nature of the illness and the correlation between medication doses and lab results. What she had done was unethical and frankly dangerous in my opinion. She was essentially lying to the patient and recording false information in the medical records of a very sick man. When I questioned her about the ethics of what she had done, and voiced my concern about the gentleman’s health, she was very angry and told me we would discuss it …show more content…
“With great power, comes great responsibility” and leaders must recognize that their authority and power to affect their organizational culture in a positive or negative is rooted in their decision making. Therefore, in order to gain the respect and loyalty of the organization’s employees and business partners, it is imperative that they not only state the expected behaviors and actions of the organization’s members, but provide a model that reinforces those policies through their own behaviors and business conduct. When policies are implemented through proper training, frequent reevaluation of policies, and leadership models which reflect strong moral and ethical behaviors the organization is less likely to experience conflict, even when operating outside of their home country. The overall success of any organization is a clear reflection of the ethics, character, and strength of its organizational culture and those leaders within the organization who are able to inspire

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