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Discrepancy in Week's 5 Test
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:26:05 Z
Question #6: The question asked which is NOT a beneift of an ethical culture and the answer is A "improve employee morale. " However, the answer to question #15 asking about benefits of an ethical environment outlines C "improved productivity" as NOT being a benefit thus A "improved employee morale" is a benefit which counters question #6. Feddback from someone ple...

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:33:35 Z
According to,  “While the IRB approval and oversight process is designed to protect the rights and welfare of the research subjects, it has been the subject of criticism, by bioethicists and others, for conflicts of interest resulting in lax oversight. In 2005, the for-profit Western Institutional Review Board claimed to conduct th...

Proactive ethical decision making- structure?
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:24:49 Z
I didn't realize that ethical decision making can be a proactive approach. Perhaps, it's inherent when we plan for processes and may often be posed as risk mitigation.  How do your organizations set up a proactive decision making structure?  Do you ask your HR and dept leadership about common themes that surface?  Are frontline staff involved in the decision making?

conflict of interest
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:50:22 Z
it is very interesting that when it comes to the board the only way we know about someone's conflict of interest is by they reporting it. we leave this big and very important issue to be self policed. having seen how some companies have behaved on wall street it is very hard to trust a board full of members who could possibly have conflict of interests and the only way we handle the conflict i...

Performance review
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:45:44 Z
I understand the idea of continuous feedback and regular performance reviews. in theory it sounds good but we all wear multiple hats and accomplishing it practically is very challenging due to time constraints. what according to our online community is a decent number for performance reviews for a staff per year

Reserve funds in hospital budgets
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:19:19 Z
Due to the ever decreasing reimbursements from the payors it is very important to stress the fact of maintaining reserve funds( sink Funds) for a hospital .  how does a hospital go about budgeting a reserve fund. Is it based on the percentage of revenue or expense , what is a safe percentage . Is it different for non profits vs for profits ?