The healthcare code of ethics (HCE) instructs medical care experts on how to relate professionally with workmates and clients, just as the Second Letter of Peter prepares Christians to combat temptations in an evil world. Ethics guides medical experts on behaviors they should observe to be productive and respectable in society. Overall, ethics are guidelines that underscore how medical experts should run their businesses to prevent injury to clients, conflict of interest, and enhance the dignity of people served at the centers.
Healthcare ethics outlines the standard conduct for administrative medical professionals while the Second Letter of Peter outlines general behavior that every Christian must honor to have eternal life. Additionally, Peter addresses the general behavior a person should observe in any environment. The principles are based on the Christian religion, but they encourage individuals to observe virtues such as honesty, respect, integrity, and good faith in their actions. Christians are supposed to follow the moral values that the chapter outlines at work and in life, unlike medical ethics requiring executives to honor the morals when on duty. Peter wrote, “… if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly (2 Peter 2: 6-5[NIV]). The statement implies that the values are conditional, and dishonoring them carries severe punishment from a higher authority, God.
In contrast to Peter’s statement, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) informs that healthcare leaders are supposed to act in ways that merit the confidence, respect, and trust of the general public and healthcare workers (ACHE, n.d). The ethics differ from Apostle Peter’s Christian morals because they apply to all healthcare experts irrespective of their religion, nationality, or ethnicity. Besides, the ACHE values are educational since they do not promise punishment to medical professionals who flaunt them.
In conclusion, the ACHE and moral behavior Apostle Peter outlines encourage harmonious coexistence among humans. However, the ACHE virtues are restricted within the medical profession, while Peter’s principles apply to Christians in any profession. ACHE values are based on logical concepts, which make them applicable to people in different professions. In contrast, Apostle Peter bases his ethical principles on Christian teachings, making the lessons unsuitable to people with different religious beliefs.
American College of Healthcare Executives. (n.d). ACHE code of ethics. Web.