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The Ethics of Hospital Trustees

The Ethics of Hospital Trustees


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589010154
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Series: Hastings Center Studies in Ethics
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Framework for the Ethics of TrusteeshipBruce Jennings, Bradford H. Gray, Virginia A. Sharpe, and Alan R. Fleischman

Part I: Hospital Trusteeship in Legal and Social Context

1. The Trustee's Dilemma: Hospitals as Benevolence or Business - Looking Back a CenturyElizabeth Robilotti and David Rosner

2. The Legal Responsibilities of Voluntary Hospital TrusteesJ. David Seay

3. Hospital Trusteeship in an Era of Institutional Transition: What Can We Learn from Governance Research?Jeffrey A. Alexander

4. The Role of Hospitals in the CommunityRomana Hasnain-Wynia, Frances S. Margolin, and Mary A. Pittman

5. The Role of Trustees and the Ethics of Trusteeship: Findings from an Empirical StudyBradford H. Gray and Linda Weiss

Part II: Ethical Perspectives

6. The Trustees of Nonprofit Hospitals: Dealing with Money, Mission, and MedicineWilliam F. May

7. Trustees and the Moral Identity of the HospitalDavid H. Smith

8. Trusteeship as RepresentationBruce Jennings

9. Ethical Dimensions of Trusteeship on the Boards of Catholic Hospitals and SystemsCharles J. Dougherty

Part III: Trusteeship in Practice: Decisions and Systems10. Hospital Partnering, Sale and For-Profit Conversions: Trustees' Responsibility and Perceptions in a Time of ChangeLinda Weiss and Bradford H. Gray

11. Fitting Board Information to Board FunctionAnthony R. Kovner

12. What Hospital Trustees Can Learn From Ethics Committees: An Essay on Pragmatism, Ethics, and the Governance of Health Care OrganizationsJoseph J. Fins

13. Patient Safety and the Role of Hospital BoardsVirginia A. Sharpe

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