The terms ethics and values are not interchangeable. Ethics is concerned with how a moral person should behave; whereas, values are the inner judgments that determine how a person actually behaves or responds to a situation. Read the following statement and then discuss if the behavior followed culturally accepted norms for pre-hospital care. Discuss why, or why not this was ethical. Support your answers.
During a board of commissioners meeting, one of the commissioners excused himself to go to the restroom after stating he had indigestion. After an hour, the chairperson asked for someone to go check on the commissioner. The person reported back, stating the commissioner was in cardiac arrest, and your supervisor, who was attending the meeting, began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Upon your arrival, your supervisor stated this was futile cardiopulmonary resuscitation because the commissioner had been in arrest for an hour with no assistance. You were given orders by your supervisor to continue resuscitation for the benefit of the chairperson because they were best friends.
Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
Please ensure that the APA format is used, with the in-text citation not included in the 200-word essay. Ensure that following text book is included in the answer: Fallon, L.F., & Zgodzinski, E.J. (2012). Essentials of public health management (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
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