Ethical Community Engagement: Lessons Learned

The American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics devotes a full section to the “The Healthcare Executive’s Responsibilities to Community and Society.”  The first of these duties, outlined in Section V of the code, is mandate to “work to identify and meet the healthcare needs of the community.” Dr. Richard A. Culbertson from LSUHSC School of Public Health answers the question on what is the most ethical way to identify the community’s needs in his recent article “Ethical Community Engagement:  Lessons Learned.”  Experiences form participatory research guide, healthcare leaders.