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Ethics in Health Services Management, 5th Edition
The ethical dimensions of managing health services are daunting.The newest edition of Ethics in Health Services Managementprovides the principles to educate students and guide practitionersas they strive to make the right decision when ethical problemsarise. This highly regarded volume teaches managers how torecognize and respond confidently to the...
The ethical dimensions of managing health services are daunting.The newest edition of Ethics in Health Services Managementprovides the principles to educate students and guide practitionersas they strive to make the right decision when ethical problemsarise. This highly regarded volume teaches managers how torecognize and respond confidently to the challenges of ethics andconduct in health services management.Offering a solid foundation for effectively identifying and solvingethical problems, this book objectively examines the difficultchoices and ethical implications raised as managers operationalizethe principles of respect for persons, beneficence, nonmaleficence,and justice. It examines the role of the organization s culture andits values, mission, and vision. Specific attention is given to theimportance of the manager s personal ethic, various types ofspecialized ethics committees, and the role of professional codesof ethics. Further, the author thoughtfully explores numerous topicsthat affect contemporary health services organizations: Moral frameworks to apply to one s personal ethic The importance of virtue ethics Futility theory and futile treatment guidelines Organizational philosophies and mission statements Selecting new staff members using values compatibility Systems conflict and conflicts of interest Quality improvement as an ethical imperative Determinants of patient consent Issues surrounding physician-assisted suicide and patientautonomy Ethics in marketing and managed care Challenges of resource allocation and much moreFilled with practical, problem-solving strategies and useful tools,this updated and expanded text features more case studies thanthe previous edition, including seven all-new cases. Also newto this edition are expanded attention to public health and thecoordination of community health services.Ethics in Health Services Management will educate and informthose who would be leaders in health services organizations.Readers will come to understand their roles as moral agents,expected to balance the demands of the organization withthe autonomy, primacy, and protection of patients. This is anindispensible text for health services management education and aprimer for both clinical and nonclinical managers.
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