I tested to become an EMT in the spring of 2010. I have been working as an Emergency Medical Technician for just over three years now and just now have I realized there was a written code of ethics for my current profession. Most people, when they think about the emergency medical field, fail to realize that EMS is a huge part of that field. Most would think of nurses, doctors, firefighters, and even police officers as the only part of the emergency medical system. They are not wrong but what about the EMTs? EMTs and paramedics have fallen through the cracks and need to be given more respect. According to Caldwell (2013) paramedics in EMS should get more credit due to all the skills and decisions they need to learn and make in the field. Many co-workers of mine and myself have followed this code of ethics as an EMS Practitioner without even noticing it because I was doing what is right for the patient. Not everyone has the same views on what is ethically right. According to Bill Raynovich (2011),” Three fundamental components play a role in the challenge of teaching ethics in EMS; the students and their backgrounds, the curriculum, and the available instructional resources.” Since the age and backgrounds of EMTs and paramedics widely vary, what is ethically correct for you may not be ethically correct for someone else. As EMTs we have to be careful what we say about a patient in public and what we do with patients around others. If you were a patient in need would you want someone else knowing your personal information? Social Media has also become a large problem in the EMS community. Not only do we have to be careful of what we take pictures of but what bystanders take pictures of. One Code of Ethics for EMS is “to use social media in a responsible and professional manner that does not discredit, dishonor, or embarrass an EMS organization, co-workers, other health care practitioners, patients, individuals or the community at large.” (Gillespie 1978) There has been many instances were pictures of patients have showed up on social media sites and that violates the patients privacy rights (HIPPA) and is not ethically correct. Other ethics that must be followed in my profession, written by Charles B.Gillespie, M.D., and adopted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, in 1978. One is “to maintain professional competence, striving always for clinical excellence in the delivery of patient care.” (Gillespie 1978) You wouldn’t want someone with any medical skills helping you. EMTs are trained and have to continue learning new information every year to keep our certificates. Another is “to refuse participation in unethical procedures, and assume the responsibility to expose incompetence or unethical conduct of others to the appropriate authority in a proper and professional manner.” (Gillespie 1978) One of my favorite code of ethics is “to work cooperatively with EMS associates and other
Code of Ethics
Friday December 12, 2013
This code of conduct will help guide the ethical business practices of all persons and employees of Angie’s Computer Repair Service. These codes will define the responsibilities for each and every employee of Angie’s Computer Repair Service. by protecting our business reputation as ethical and a reliable Computer Repair Service. As a company we will comply with all the state and local laws, Employees…
Homework: Professional Code of Ethics
Prof William Whitley
March 8, 2015
How do the codes complement each other? Provide three other notable points of information from each site that either you learned for the first time or have found useful in your current work role. Lastly, both organizations have standards. Why are standards important in these fields?
A Code of Ethics is a written set of guidelines issues by an organization to its employees. This code of ethics is designed to be…
solely on intuition; however, ethics is more than intuition. Ethical reasoning can be viewed from psychological, philosophical and action perspectives (Denhardt, Denhardt and Blanc, 2013). In public administration ethical decisions have real world consequences; therefore, it is not enough to ponder the morality of a decision in merit of being good or bad. As public administrators, we must consider the outcome of our actions when deciding whether or not they are ethical.
Ethics can be defined based on three…
Summary of Code of Ethics
In Code of Ethics 3, the nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient. This standard means that no matter what the patient is going through, or what the patient has done the nurse is responsible to become the patients advocate. Some patients are unable to fight for themselves, therefore as a nurse one is accountable to become the patient’s voice, and fight for what the nurse deems to be in the patient’s best interest…
veterans. “…anchor a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, ranging from disease prevention through primary care, to complex surgical procedures, to extended rehabilitative care” (www.littlerock.va.gov 2013). The hospital’s code of ethics and core values include integrity, respect, commitment, advocacy and excellence to all patients and their families, as well as each other on the staff.
The pledge of the health care staff at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems is…
Code of Ethics
Dr. Dotty Heady
Our entire staff here at, Airline Plus, is dedicated to meeting the public’s travel needs with high end quality, amazing service, affordable prices, and top-notch safety. Our airline schedules around the world flights, so everyone is sure to arrive at their desired destinations. We are currently a medium sized corporation, but plan to grow much bigger in the near future. Our low prices…
Code of Ethics
My ethical role model is my grand father, Efren Barrazueta, because he started his own textile company when he was 21 and has managed to stay in the business for 60 years and also he has expand his business ventures in different fields like agriculture, real state and many others. Through the years he has managed all of his businesses with no problems, he has been making great ethical decisions for a long period of time, everyone that works or have…
At Monsanto, we place value on doing things the right way—openly, honestly and with the utmost respect and integrity. But our values alone cannot guide all of our actions. Our Code —alongside our policies, procedures and the law—exists to help us.
Our Code explains the behaviors expected of us while working for Monsanto, and reinforces our shared values through practical examples. It teaches us how to achieve our business goals with integrity—not simply that we must do so. It is based on the laws…
Association Code of Nursing Ethics. We can use the code to give us a guideline in difficult decision making situations. In the following, we will apply the code to each of the case studies to illustrate how the ANA code could be of assistance in typical as well as not so typical cases that might arise.
1. What pieces of information are needed to assist the family in making a decision regarding Marianne’s care?
To answer this question we can look into provision 2 which according to “Code of Ethics for Nurses…
Board of Directors
Subject: Code of Ethics
As the Elementary Division Manager, I would like to bring to your attention a dilemma were experiencing with one of our elementary toy collection products, metal whistles to be exact. It has been discovered by the quality assurance manager after quality testing that the whistles have traces of lead. The lead amount found is slightly above the U.S. legally accepted limits for children ages 7 and younger. What is more, a great amount of this product…