Health Care Considerations

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Health Care Considerations

Andrew Weber

HSA 515

Dr. Griffin

August 7, 2011


The main purpose of any business is to make a profit. Businesses all over the world try all kinds of different techniques and systems in order to maximize their profits. It would not make since or be a good business decision to do something that would lose the company money. One of the riskiest parts of running a business is hiring new employees, and every company has its own process for filling new positions. In the case in question a company has performed a search and found 5 possible candidates for the opening. The top two candidates are far more qualified than the others and the number on candidate is also the favorite of the manager making the decision. The number one candidate has also disclosed that they have a medical condition that is progressively disabling. The doctors have not been able to predict the extent of the damages or when they will happen. The president and vice president have voiced their opinions that the second candidate be hired (Showalter, 2007). This paper will examine the issue from the point of view of the hiring manager and evaluate ethical, legal, and business considerations and provide the choice of who will be hired and why.

Ethical Considerations

Ethical considerations take into account what is right and what is wrong. In this circumstance it is not right to discriminate against an individual because they have a medical condition. A person should be evaluated for a job based on their qualifications, and since the number one candidate does not currently have any aliments that prevents them from fully completing their job then they should be the choice. If the number one candidate is not chosen because of their conditions then discrimination would be taking place. This would be like not hiring someone because they are a woman or a different ethnic background. The fact that the doctor cannot predict the extent of the...