Discussion: Professional Ethics

Begin this week’s discussion by reading Recent Developments, Misdiagnosing for Profit and Consider This, Free Shoes and Fraud discussions on pages 67 and 72 in the Makely text. After reading the discussions answer the following questions:Why do some doctors or other healthcare providers give in to the temptation to lie, cheat, steal, or commit other unethical or illegal acts while other people resist the temptation?What role does a person’s conscience play?What role do ethics and/or a professional code of ethics play?What character traits or personal values do these healthcare professionals lack?