Ethical Codes are in use today by many organizations to clearly establish their values and provide a procedure if a code violation occurs. Medical ethics began as a professional code for physicians and has now expanded and includes a variety of health care professions and health care organizations. The growth of medical knowledge and technology have grown so have the concerns that ethical standards and issues facing our society today may be compromised or not appropriately addressed (Littleton et al., 2010). Identify Codes of Ethics Applicable in My Professional Practice I am a member of the active component of the United States Navy and my job title is Hospital Corps Personnel, Plans and Policy. Under the Military Health System I am required to complete training as a Health Care Executive in each of the following areas: Medical Ethics, Patient Privacy, Freedom of Information Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act.
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