4 A. Honesty = tell the truth In health care we are expected to tell the truth – EVEN when it is hard to do.Be sincere. Say what you mean and mean what you say!Trust is earned over time but losing trust can happen quickly.
5 TRUSTWORTHINESS B. Promise Keeping = doing what you say you will You will be reliableScreen clipping taken: 10/19/2009, 3:42 PM
6 C. Loyalty = you protect & support the interests of people who are important to you Confidentiality – keeping private information privateNot gossiping
7 D. Integrity – Being what you say you are. Standing up for your beliefs (must be moral & legal)Acting on what you believeDoing the right thing no matter what you could lose in the process!
8 People of good character are people we can trust! Screen clipping taken: 10/19/2009, 4:07 PM
9 Homework Assignment When Patients’ Records are Commodities for Sale READ ARTICLE #1:When Patients’ Records are Commodities for SaleCase Study
10 2. RESPECT People of good character are respectful of others: Right to be themselvesRight to make decisionsRight to have privacy and dignity
14 Ethical People deal with others under the following: 1 Ethical People deal with others under the following: 1. Principle of Autonomy
15 AUTONOMY Person’s right to make their own choices Respectful people give others the information they need to make their own wise decisions about their lives.
16 Ethical people deal with others under the following principle: 2 Ethical people deal with others under the following principle: 2. Principle of Acceptance
17 ACCEPTANCEEthical people accept individual differences without prejudice.
18 How can YOU strengthen your character ? Be courteous and politeBe kind & appreciativeAccept individual differences and don’t insist everyone be like youConsider people on their merit (NOT on race, religion, nationality, age, gender, physical or mental status or socioeconomic status)
20 What is Responsibility? Doing your partControlling your thoughts, emotions, and actionsDoing your bestTaking the blame when it is dueDon’t take credit for other people’s work
21 What is Responsibility? Thinking before you act and speakThinking about how your actions affect othersBeing accountableFixing your own mistakes
22 What is Responsibility? Keep trying – even when it is difficultBeing reliable – you can be counted onActing as if someone you respect is always watching youShowing perseverance by demonstrating a commitment to finish what you start
23 Homework Assignment Read Article #3: Two Researchers Accused of Swindling $10 Million DollarsWatch Video: “ If You Want a Girl Like Me” ~ 13 minutes
24 4. FAIRNESS Most difficult pillar of character to define clearly
25 Fairness is Often a matter of a person’s perception When people see decisions that help them as “fair” and those that do not as “unfair”Use the same rules for everyone so no one has an unfair advantage
26 To Be Fair YOU can:Listen to others and try to understand what they are feeling and sayingConsider all of the facts, including opposing viewsUse the same standards for everyone in the same situationCorrect your mistakes
27 Homework Assignment Read Article #4 A or 4B: African AZT Protocol Tests Our StandardsOrMedicare Won’t Provide Seamless CoverageVideo: “Critical Choice” ~ 12 minutes
28 5. CARINGThis is an ACTION, not just an emotion
29 * ability to think and care about someone besides yourself* Caring health professionals help, give and are kind.It means to show our concern for others in an ACTIVE way.Genuine concern for others is a sign of maturity* ability to think and care about someone besides yourself*
30 Use of the “Golden Rule” – to do more good and less harm to others. Doing kind acts feels very good!
31 Caring People: Show compassion and kindness to others Live by the “Golden Rule”Think about what their decisions, works or actions will do to other people.Put concern for others into action.
32 Homework Assignment Read Article # 5 : “Cities Dr. Calls for Humane Circumcision”Video: “A Chronic Problem” ~ 12 minutes
33 6. CITIZENSHIP IS:Understanding and doing things that make life better for yourself and other people.
34 CITIZENSHIP To make a difference you have to be involved. It’s not just about doing the thing that “looks good” but means helping out.A citizen is a member of a family, a community, work, church, school , a nation and a world.
35 It means more than knowing how the government works: Means working to make your community, country and world a better place.Lots of working together is what builds community: each persons well-being depends on everyone in the community.
36 Practicing good citizenship: Obey lawsVolunteerProtect the environmentVoteRespect other national symbols