Organization Ethics in Health Care / Edition 1

Organization Ethics in Health Care / Edition 1

by Edward M. Spencer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195129806

ISBN-13: 9780195129809

Pub. Date: 01/06/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The ethical aspects of the operation of healthcare organizations (HCOs ) are central to the delivery of health care. Organization Ethics in H ealth Care begins by assesing the shortcomings of clinical ethics, bus iness ethics, and professional ethics as a basis for solving problems that have emerged in healthcare delivery systems since the advent of m anaged care.

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The ethical aspects of the operation of healthcare organizations (HCOs ) are central to the delivery of health care. Organization Ethics in H ealth Care begins by assesing the shortcomings of clinical ethics, bus iness ethics, and professional ethics as a basis for solving problems that have emerged in healthcare delivery systems since the advent of m anaged care. The text then considers the meaning of the developent of the HCO in our society and what its present status is. It shows that m oral parameters endorsed by society have guided previous shifts in the relationships among important HCO stakeholders, but that these parame ters have been unclear or missing altogether during the past tumultuou s decade. Finally, the authors describe the key elements for the succe ssful implementation of a fully functioning healthcare organization et hics program and what it can mean to the institution, its associated c linicians and employees, its patients, and its community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195129809
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. A Philosophical Basis for Organization Ethics
3. Clinical Ethics and Organizatin Ethics
4. Business Ethics and Organization Ethics
5. Professional Ethics and Organization Ethics
6. Relationship of Social Climate to the Historical
7. The Ethical Climate in Today's Healthcare Organization
8. Developing a positive Ethical Climate in the Healthcare Organization
9. Instituting an Organization Ethics Program
10. Compliance, Risk Management and Quality Improvement Programs
11. Organization Ethics Activities and Their Evaluation
12. Conclusion

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