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Evaluate your own performance as a morally responsible group member. Which behaviors do you demonstrate? Which do you need to develop? What specific steps might you take to improve? I work in a healthcare facility, thus people automatically associate my work with compassion, kindness and altruism. The mission of my organization is to provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence, and superior services to patients and their families to advance the health and quality of life in the community. As a health facility team member I expected to demonstrate “values of exceptional communication, outstanding teamwork, professional integrity and accountability while serving patients, community and each other” (SBMC portal). Because I am working in the group my ethical behavior is influenced by the each group member. Versa vise my colleague’s ethical behaviors are linked to me as well. Acting as a morally responsive group member is a primary goal for me and I am already possessing some quality of ethical agent. But in order to success I must recognize the ethical danger signs and do my best to overcome them. While it may seem simple, principle adopting a cooperative orientation is not always easy. It's very easy to point on what my peers missed or made mistakes on throughout the day. The truth is we all try our best to do our jobs and do what is the best for patients. I try to pass on this mentality when I precept new nurses to the unit. I explain that while it may be frustrating if a coworker is not performing as well as you expect him or her to, the best thing to do for you and your patients is to work to the best of your ability. “If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself. If you ... ... middle of paper ... ...Recognizing this problem and accepting personal responsibility was the first step to change my behavior. Establishing a routine as going to work 10-15 minutes earlier and timing my work routine helped me to avoid frustration, be confident and have more time to accomplish the other important things. According to Johnson “accepting our moral responsibilities is a good start to improving group ethical performance” (p.221). By being proactive, follow “moral compass”, continuing educate myself and remaining professional while disagreeing I can grow as an ethical agent and a morally responsive group member implementing the mission and vision of my organization in the real life. Works Cited Johnson, C. (2012). Organizational ethics: A practical approach. (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Zukav, G. (1990). The seat of the soul. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
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