To: Mr. A. Manager
From: Ms. B. Ford
Date: October 22, 2005
Subject: Disease Prevention Strategies
The purpose of this memo is to present ideas from the health care team 3.
The research covered several angles to investigate for disease prevention strategies.
Most of the team focused on community health prevention and the ethical responsibility of the health care community. Each HCO provides some form of preventative healthcare in their respected communities. Many of the team members stressed the ethical responsibility to serve and provide needed care in poor communities.
Health care is a right not a privilege for all members of this society to maintain as well as provide the appropriate care for our fellow human beings.
Competition is healthy especially if the masses benefit from the better care that can come out of policies that yield safer care. There is an obligation to maintain and improve the quality of care and to “police the profession in order to protect the public from dangerous and unqualified practitioners” (R. Rodriguez, 2005).
Other points of view focused presented the practice of the media misinforming or reporting on the latest drug shortages. This usually scares the public and causes a run on the product.
Team three (M.W.) felt strongly about the ethical ramification of not providing care to all and presented the following principles.
The following five principles of ethics in healthcare:
1. Healthcare is a human right
2. The care of individuals is at the center of healthcare delivery but must be viewed and practiced within the overall context of continuing work to generate the greatest general health gains for groups and populations.
3. The responsibilities of the healthcare delivery system include to prevention of illness and the alleviation of disability.
4. Cooperation with each other and those served in imperative for those working within healthcare working system.
5. All individuals and groups involved in healthcare, whether they provide access or services, have the continuing responsibility to help improve the quality (T. Smith,