The Ethical Way: Challenges and Solutions for Managed Behavioral Healthcare / Edition 1

The Ethical Way: Challenges and Solutions for Managed Behavioral Healthcare / Edition 1

by H. Steven Moffic, Steven Moffic
     
 

The restructuring of the delivery of behavioral healthcare has raised profound ethical questions. How does a clinician balance the patient's right to confidentiality with society's need for regulating outcomes and treatment measurements? What should a provider do when benefits expire yet patients still require treatment? How does one respond to financial incentives

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Overview

The restructuring of the delivery of behavioral healthcare has raised profound ethical questions. How does a clinician balance the patient's right to confidentiality with society's need for regulating outcomes and treatment measurements? What should a provider do when benefits expire yet patients still require treatment? How does one respond to financial incentives to provide too little care, or too much? Gatekeeping, informed consent, utilization review-these and many other crucial issues are confronting mental health professionals in the new era of managed care.This imaginative book is a fictionalized account of clinician Dr. Evelyn Bloom and businessman Adam Wilder, who attempt to run a start-up managed behavioral healthcare company in a highly ethical manner. As the characters grapple with many of the questions and crises that arise in creating and operating such an enterprise, The Ethical Way leads the reader through a dramatic maze of ethical principles and issues that characterize the managed behavioral healthcare environment today. Throughout the book, moreover, a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, including consumer advocates, managed care executives, providers, government officials, medical ethicists, and legal scholars, offers insightful and wise commentary on the story. Together the author and the experts have created an up-to-date, practical, results-oriented portrait of contemporary behavioral healthcare ethics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908416
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/25/1997
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Managed Behavioral Healthcare Library
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

H. STEVEN MOFFIC is professor of psychiatry and director of the Managed Care Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Introduction
2. Establishing Ethical Principles(Commentaries by Keith Dixon, Bernard S. Arons)
3. Forming an Ethical System(Commentary by Alan J. Shusterman)
4. Gatekeeping(Commentary by Daivd Whitehouse)
5. Informed Consent(Commentaries by John Petrila, Alan L. Ziglin)
6. Confidentiality (Commentaries by Jacqueline M. Darrah, Jean Campbell, Alan L. Ziglin)
7. Financial Influences
8. Treatment (Commentary by Jeremy A. Lazarus)
9. Utilization Review
10. Future Challenges(Commentaries by John M. Ludden, Daniel B. Fisher, Charles G. Ray)

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