Ethics in Health Services Management

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-01
  • Publisher: Health Professions Pr
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Providing a framework for identifying and solving normative and applied ethical dilemmas and the mechanisms to guide ethical decision making in the challenging arena of health services management, the fourth edition of this classic text will fashion more efficacious problem solvers out of its users. The new edition of Ethics in Health Services Management succinctly dissects such critical, contemporary issues as patient autonomy, end-of-life decisions, consent for treatment, appropriate resource allocation, whistleblowing, and confidentiality. Incisive examination and analysis of 80 case studies and vignettes (a dozen more than the third edition) from a full range of care delivery settings will spark lively debate and guide readers to organized, logical solutions. The focus on virtue ethics and values has been much enhanced, and futility treatment and its guidelines are placed under an ethical microscope. Help today's and tomorrow's managers ably and ethically confront

Author Biography

Kurt Darr is Professor of Hospital Administration in the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

About the Author vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(14)
Section I Identifying and Solving Ethical Problems
Chapter 1 Considering Moral Philosophies and Principles
Chapter 2 Resolving Ethical Issues
Section II Guiding Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 3 Developing Organizational Values, Vision, and Mission
Chapter 4 Codes of Ethics in Health Services
Chapter 5 Organizational Responses to Ethical Problems
Section III Administrative Ethical Issues
Chapter 6 Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duty
Chapter 7 Ethical Issues Regarding Organization and Staff
Chapter 8 Ethical Issues Regarding Patients and Community
Section IV Biomedical Ethical Issues
Chapter 9 Consent
Chapter 10 Dying and Death
Chapter 11 Patient Autonomy and the Paradigm of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Section V Emerging Ethical Issues
Chapter 12 Ethics in Marketing and Managed Care
Chapter 13 Ethics in Resource Allocation
Chapter 14 Social Responsibility
Appendix A Organizational Philosophies and Mission Statements 349(10)
Appendix B Ethical Codes 359(14)
Select Bibliography 373(6)
Index 379

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