… is symbolic of this problem. It reads:
With the foundation and commitment of our spiritual heritage and values, our mission is to promote the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve through a comprehensive continuum of services provided in collaboration with the partners who share the same vision and values.
Not only is this statement vague (as is the line between ethics and beliefs), but it points to the glaring hole in the hospital’s ability to organize a process by which the “shared vision and values” might be identified and organized into a process …
… , and symbolizes the problems in the hospital).
2. Ethical issues.
a) Create a protocol for dealing with situations when hospital ethics or beliefs clash with current law.
b) Create a protocol for dealing with situations when patient beliefs or ethics clash with current law.
c) Create a protocol for dealing with patient disagreement with hospital policy.
d) Create a protocol for situations when staff belief does not correspond with patient wishes.
e) Create a protocol for situations when staff belief does not correspond with hospital wishes.
f) Create a protocol for doctors when doctor/patient responsibility overtakes doctor/hospital responsibility …