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Post #1- Candice 
I would decline the fully accommodated Hawaii luxurious retreat if I were Betty. The invitation seems like an excellent opportunity for stress reduction and relaxation; however, accepting the treat would spike interesting conflicts and deter my moral nursing leadership and management obligations. Betty being the leader, should prioritize the needs and interests of her health facility and its patients before her impulses and motives. She would succumb to biases that would compromise her purchasing decisions if she accepted the invitation.
           The ethical principle of non-maleficence analyzes Betty’s situation. According to Pozgar (2014), the code states that healthcare providers should act accordingly and should not cause harm to patients or organizations under their authority. Betty is in an ethical dilemma and would potentially harm the organization’s name and reputation if she accepts the invitation, and the retreat creates a feeling of favoritism. Moreover, the invitation would spike conflicts of interest since it would seem like a means to bribe and corrupt Betty’s decisions regarding purchasing hospital beds. Therefore, Betty should avoid the invitation. Betty would maintain the principle of non-maleficence, uphold her dignity and eliminate all possible conflicts of interest if she declined the invitation.
References
Pozgar, G. D. (2014). Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. https://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781284089530Links to an external site.
Post#2- Carmela
If I had been given an offer of this nature, I would not have accepted it since it would be a conflict of interest. I would kindly decline the offer. I believe it is highly unprofessional. Due of the professional relationship between Jim, the sales agent for the potential hospital bed purchase, and Betty, this is highly unethical. Betty might look to have taken the kickback if she accepts the offer. Betty has a professional obligation to act ethically in this situation and put the interests of her organization’s reputation before her own. 
To prevent proposals like this from being made or taken into consideration, an anti-kickback policy should be taken into account and implemented. If the policy is disregarded, the recipient of the gifts or the exchange of value will be penalized. I have been in the healthcare field for 9 years and every healthcare organization I have ever worked for has made me aware of this policy and taught me on how to avoid getting involved in such instances. The interests of all parties involved in providing healthcare, notably the patients, are protected, in my opinion, by such policies.
Reference
Butts, J. B. (2015). Nursing Ethics (4th Edition). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  
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