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organizational ethics

Tarja Poikkeus, Riitta Suhonen, Jouko Katajisto, Helena Leino-Kilpi
BACKGROUND: Organizations and nurse leaders do not always effectively support nurses' ethical competence. More information is needed about nurses' perceptions of this support and relevant factors to improve it. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine relationships between nurses' perceived organizational and individual support, ethical competence, ethical safety, and work satisfaction. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted...
March 12, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Cecilia Bartholdson, Bert Molewijk, Kim Lützén, Klas Blomgren, Pernilla Pergert
BACKGROUND: In previous research on ethics case reflection (ECR) sessions about specific cases, healthcare professionals in childhood cancer care were clarifying their perspectives on the ethical issue to resolve their main concern of consolidating care. When perspectives were clarified, consequences in the team included 'increased understanding', 'group strengthening' and 'decision grounding'. Additional analysis of the data was needed on conditions that could contribute to the quality of ECR sessions...
March 2018: Nursing Ethics
A Carmona-Bayonas, F Gordo, C Beato, J Castaño Pérez, P Jiménez-Fonseca, J Virizuela Echaburu, J Garnacho-Montero
Cancer patients are a vulnerable group exposed to numerous and serious risks beyond cancer itself. In recent years, the prognosis of these individuals has improved substantially thanks to several advances such as immunotherapy, targeted molecular therapies, surgical techniques, or developments in support treatment. This coincides with the prolonged survival of oncological patients admitted to the ICU due to critical complications, and under the supervision of intensivists. The time has therefore come to revisit the intensive care support of these patients, which poses new professional as well as organizational challenges...
March 5, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Martin Widschwendter, Allison Jones, Iona Evans, Daniel Reisel, Joakim Dillner, Karin Sundström, Ewout W Steyerberg, Yvonne Vergouwe, Odette Wegwarth, Felix G Rebitschek, Uwe Siebert, Gaby Sroczynski, Inez D de Beaufort, Ineke Bolt, David Cibula, Michal Zikan, Line Bjørge, Nicoletta Colombo, Nadia Harbeck, Frank Dudbridge, Anne-Marie Tasse, Bartha M Knoppers, Yann Joly, Andrew E Teschendorff, Nora Pashayan
The incidence of cancer is continuing to rise and risk-tailored early diagnostic and/or primary prevention strategies are urgently required. The ideal risk-predictive test should: integrate the effects of both genetic and nongenetic factors and aim to capture these effects using an approach that is both biologically stable and technically reproducible; derive a score from easily accessible biological samples that acts as a surrogate for the organ in question; and enable the effectiveness of risk-reducing measures to be monitored...
February 27, 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Lois Snyder Sulmasy, Sanjay Desai
Much of what is formally taught in medicine is about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required of a physician, including how to express compassion and respect for patients at the bedside. What is learned, however, includes not only admirable qualities but also behaviors and qualities that are inconsistent with ethics and professionalism. Positive role models may reinforce the character and values the profession seeks to cultivate; negative ones directly contradict classroom lessons and expectations of patients, society, and medical educators...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
Conny A M F H Span-Sluyter, Jan C M Lavrijsen, Evert van Leeuwen, Raymond T C M Koopmans
BACKGROUND: Patients in a vegetative state/ unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (VS/UWS) pose ethical dilemmas to those involved. Many conflicts occur between professionals and families of these patients. In the Netherlands physicians are supposed to withdraw life sustaining treatment once recovery is not to be expected. Yet these patients have shown to survive sometimes for decades. The role of the families is thought to be important. The aim of this study was to make an inventory of the professional perspective on conflicts in long-term care of patients in VS/UWS...
February 22, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
Susan Hassmiller, Ani Bilazarian
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to illustrate the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and ethics of consumer engagement initiatives and identify promising practices and leadership strategies used by nursing leaders. METHODS: A literature review was performed with supplementary interviews conducted with 25 key nursing informants including nursing executives and chief nursing officers at acute care hospitals, community health centers, policy institutions, and quality and safety organizations...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Heidi Karlsen, Lillian Lillemoen, Morten Magelssen, Reidun Førde, Reidar Pedersen, Elisabeth Gjerberg
BACKGROUND: Healthcare personnel in the municipal healthcare systems experience many ethical challenges in their everyday work. In Norway, 243 municipalities participated in a national ethics project, aimed to increase ethical competence in municipal healthcare services. In this study, we wanted to map out what participants in ethics reflection groups experienced as promoters or as barriers to successful reflection. OBJECTIVES: To examine what the staff experience as promoters or as barriers to successful ethics reflection...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
Vladimir Vukovic, Carlo Favaretti, Walter Ricciardi, Chiara de Waure
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation is crucial for integration of e-Health/m-Health into healthcare systems and health technology assessment (HTA) could offer sound methodological basis for these evaluations. Aim of this study was to look for HTA reports on e-Health/m-Health technologies and to analyze their transparency, consistency and thoroughness, with the goal to detect areas that need improvement. METHODS: PubMed, ISI-WOS, and University of York - Centre for Reviews and Dissemination-electronic databases were searched to identify reports on e-Health/m-Health technologies, published up until April 1, 2016...
January 2018: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Kerry A Milner, Holly B Bradley, Tammy Lampley
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an essential skill and ethical obligation for all practicing health professions clinicians because of its strong association with improved health outcomes. Emerging evidence suggests that faculty who prepare these clinicians lack proficiency to teach EBP. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe; 1) health profession faculty beliefs about and confidence in their ability to teach and implement EBP, 2) use of EBP for education, 3) organizational culture and readiness for EBP; and to determine whether relationships exist among these variables...
February 8, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Franziska Kühne, Destina Sevde Ay, Mara Jasmin Otterbeck, Florian Weck
OBJECTIVES: The use of simulated and standardized patients (SP) is widely accepted in the medical field and, from there, is beginning to disseminate into clinical psychology and psychotherapy. The purpose of this study was therefore to systematically review barriers and facilitators that should be considered in the implementation of SP interventions specific to clinical psychology and psychotherapy. METHODS: Following current guidelines, a scoping review was conducted...
February 8, 2018: Academic Psychiatry
Erica Pitini, Corrado De Vito, Carolina Marzuillo, Elvira D'Andrea, Annalisa Rosso, Antonio Federici, Emilio Di Maria, Paolo Villari
Given the rapid development of genetic tests, an assessment of their benefits, risks, and limitations is crucial for public health practice. We performed a systematic review aimed at identifying and comparing the existing evaluation frameworks for genetic tests. We searched PUBMED, SCOPUS, ISI Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, Google, and gray literature sources for any documents describing such frameworks. We identified 29 evaluation frameworks published between 2000 and 2017, mostly based on the ACCE Framework (n = 13 models), or on the HTA process (n = 6), or both (n = 2)...
February 8, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
James Anderson
Employee silence constitutes a significant threat to organizational success. This article argues that silence is a by-product of a structural Conflict of Interest (COI) between employees and their employers. This argument turns on the claim, also defended here, that employees are in a privileged position vis-à-vis knowledge of their work and that leaders-whether they recognize it or not-are dependent on their employees for reliable information about the work they are doing. Employee voice, therefore, is an organizational necessity...
January 1, 2018: Healthcare Management Forum
Glorian Sorensen, Emily Sparer, Jessica A R Williams, Daniel Gundersen, Leslie I Boden, Jack T Dennerlein, Dean Hashimoto, Jeffrey N Katz, Deborah L McLellan, Cassandra A Okechukwu, Nicolaas P Pronk, Anna Revette, Gregory R Wagner
OBJECTIVE: To present a measure of effective workplace organizational policies, programs and practices that focuses on working conditions and organizational facilitators of worker safety, health and wellbeing: the Workplace Integrated Safety and Health (WISH) Assessment. METHODS: Development of this assessment used an iterative process involving a modified Delphi method, extensive literature reviews, and systematic cognitive testing. RESULTS: The assessment measures six core constructs identified as central to best practices for protecting and promoting worker safety, health and wellbeing: leadership commitment; participation; policies, programs and practices that foster supportive working conditions; comprehensive and collaborative strategies; adherence to federal and state regulations and ethical norms; and data-driven change...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Maki Tei-Tominaga, Miharu Nakanishi
The healthcare industry in Japan has experienced many cases of work-related injuries, accidents, and workers' compensation claims because of mental illness. This study examined the influence of supportive and ethical work environments on work-related accidents, injuries, and serious psychological distress among hospital nurses. Self-reported questionnaires were distributed to nurses (n = 1114) from 11 hospitals. Valid responses (n = 822, 93% women, mean age = 38.49 ± 10.09 years) were used for analyses. The questionnaire included items addressing basic attributes, work and organizational characteristics, social capital and ethical climate at the workplace, psychological distress, and experience of work-related accidents or injuries in the last half year...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, Andra Davis, Cassius Spencer, Melody Rasmor, Lida Dekker
BACKGROUND: Health care environments are fraught with fast-paced critical demands and ethical dilemmas requiring decisive nursing actions. Nurse educators must prepare nursing students to practice skills, behaviors, and attitudes needed to meet the challenges of health care demands. Evidence-based, innovative, multimodal techniques with novice and seasoned nurses were incorporated into a baccalaureate (BSN) completion program (RN to-BSN) to deepen learning, complex skill building, reflective practice, teamwork, and compassion toward the experiences of others...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
Christabel Man-Fong Ho, Olugbenga Timo Oladinrin
Due to the economic globalization which is characterized with business scandals, scholars and practitioners are increasingly engaged with the implementation of codes of ethics as a regulatory mechanism for stimulating ethical behaviours within an organization. The aim of this study is to examine various organizational practices regarding the effective implementation of codes of ethics within construction contracting companies. Views on ethics management in construction organizations together with the recommendations for improvement were gleaned through 19 semi-structured interviews, involving construction practitioners from various construction companies in Hong Kong...
January 30, 2018: Science and Engineering Ethics
Larry W Chambers, Megan Harris, Elizabeth Lusk, Debbie Benczkowski
Introduction: The Alzheimer Society embarked on a project to improve ways that the 60 provincial and local Societies in Canada can work with local researchers to support recruitment of volunteers to clinical trials and studies. A Guide to assist these offices was produced to design ethical recruitment of research volunteers within their client populations. Methods: Consultations with individuals from provincial and local Societies, as well as researchers and leaders from health-related organizations, were conducted to identify in what ways these organizations are involved in study volunteer recruitment, what is and is not working, and what would be helpful to support future efforts...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
Allan S Brett, Laurence B McCullough
For nearly three decades, clinicians and bioethicists have debated about use of the term futile to describe end-of-life medical interventions that clinicians believe are no longer warranted. In clinical practice, the term is most often invoked when a family of a dying or permanently unconscious patient insists upon such interventions, despite the medical team's belief or recommendation that they be withheld or withdrawn. This essay argues that each of the commonly used terms for these interventions (futile, inappropriate, and nonbeneficial) captures an important, different, and complementary facet of these conflicts in end-of-life medical care...
2018: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Wivica Kauppi, Matilda Proos, Sepideh Olausson
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) discharges are challenging practices that carry risks for patients. Despite the existing body of knowledge, there are still difficulties in clinical practice concerning unplanned ICU discharges, specifically where there is no step-down unit. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore general ward nurses' experiences of caring for patients being discharged from an ICU. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected from focus groups and in-depth interviews with a total of 16 nurses from three different hospitals in Sweden...
January 22, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
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