Your Vision and Mission Shapes Your Medical Practice

Individual Values: The fundamental necessity for successful Medical Practice

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The Medical Industry and Its Core Values

The practice of medicine also has its own set of values developed in the same manner. However, it would be incorrect to assume that you have to always abide by the moral codes established by others. Unfortunately, it's not the way things are though when it comes to the medical world.

It is a very wrong misconception and quite common that you need to adhere to common medical values.

Sure, you have to agree that standardization and creating a reference point are required and come as the prerequisite of accountability and efficacy. Standards are not built out of thin air; instead, they are ideally built upon the specific vision and mission, which in turn serve as the basis for the set of morals.

It's also essential to understand that human life comes with its own set of variables. It would neither be fair nor ideal to commit healthcare delivery to a patient based on values created by others such as hospital administrators. The ethics will only end up driving bylaws that would not align with those of a physician.

Creating a Vision and Mission

When dealing with a small practice, it is much simpler to develop a vision embodied by everyone in the organization under the physician's leadership. But for larger organizations such as a managed care system, the task is much challenging with risks of potential pitfalls.

Does this mean that large organizations are not represented to respect "multi-value?!"
I believe they can!

We can fulfill that task by respecting the physician as a person and an independent professional. The same goes for the patients, who have a more crucial role in molding the fundamental values. The values again vary from person to person. They are decided by the personal, social, educational, economic, and emotional beliefs of the person receiving treatment from a physician or healthcare provider in general.

Every genuine healthcare provider under the system believes in delivering the best possible care to their patients. It has to be considered that the concept of quality is based on two components: standard and variable.

Knowledge and skills form a particular service to the patient and serve as the building block of healthcare delivery. They include the standard of patient expectations and morals behind the delivery of service based on the variables. In other words, knowledge and skills are the building pillars of the tools that we use to deliver medical care. Ethics and values form the precision of the delivery of healthcare.

That is why it doesn't matter what type of technology we use, including artificial intelligence; they may fail to deliver if it is not for the power of human values.

The vision and mission scope of any large organization must include the respect merited by the individuality of the patient position and the stakeholders. The concept might seem challenging, but it is not so. We can implement it by ensuring that corporates work for the people's interest, not the other way around. It can be an intimidating task, considering the large size of the organization, which increases the risk of falling into the trap of bureaucracy and dictatorship.

Empowering and holding the organizations accountable through transparency based on their values is the key. Missions, once established, should be respected by everyone in the organization.

Healthcare for all translates to healthcare without borders in a reality where individuals create values and ethical standards for individuals. Both will establish the foundation for genuine quality or, in simple terms, value-based healthcare delivery. We need to create a system from the best of what our values and community have been built upon, as it is the best solution offered by others.

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