Unit 5 discussion

Unit 5 Discussion: Professional Practice


Please read the following case: Whistle blowing in healthcare: An organizational failure in ethics and leadership by P. Rolland (2009) from the The Internet Journal of Law and Ethics: http://www.ispub.com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-law-healthcare-and-ethics/volume-6-number-1/whistle-blowing-in-healthcare-an-organizational-failure-in-ethics-and-leadership.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

After reading the case study consider and respond to the following questions:

  1. Were Phillip’s actions and reactions appropriate or were they an attempt on his part to avoid professional practice in his field?
  2. If Phillip reported the incidences of “alleged” improprieties and was told to move on with the plan, is he now relieved of any liability that ensues due to his actions?
  3. Should Phillip take his concerns to a level higher than his administration (CEO) if he feels there are still violations taking place? If so, who should he go to?
  4. Is Phillip being disloyal to his company or acting on behalf of the professional community?
  5. What is whistle blowing and can Phillip be considered a whistle blower? Please explain.

Provide justification for each of your explanations.