An Introduction to Healthcare Organizational Ethics

Hardcover | June 15, 2000

byRobert T. Hall

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This is a lucid, readable discussion of ethical questions in health care as they arise on the business or organizational level: an effort to spell out an ethical perspective for healthcare organizations. It will be of use to students in health services management programs, health careprofessionals, healthcare administrators, and members of healthcare ethics committees. Hall begins with the ethical analysis of decision-making in the management of healthcare organizations and then addresses some of the questions of organizational ethics through an analysis of corporate socialresponsibility in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and of the problem of uncompensated care. Later chapters take up patient development, community relations, diversity, employee relations, governmental relations, regulatory compliance and medical records. The author's analysis focuses onhealthcare institutions as business organizations with many of the problems faced by corporate management in other fields but with the difference that health care holds a special place among human needs and has traditionally been viewed from an altruistic perspective. He gives special attention tothe new standards on organizational ethics promulgated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and includes many case studies not only to illustrate the main points but also to direct the reader's attention to peripheral aspects that can complicate theses issues.

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This is a lucid, readable discussion of ethical questions in health care as they arise on the business or organizational level: an effort to spell out an ethical perspective for healthcare organizations. It will be of use to students in health services management programs, health careprofessionals, healthcare administrators, and member...

Robert T. Hall is at West Virginia State College.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195135601

ISBN - 13:9780195135602

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Medical Ethics and Business Ethics1. Ethical Perspectives2. Charity Care and Social Responsibility3. Advertising and Marketing4. Managed Care5. Diversity6. Program Development7. Medical Records8. Patient Services: Admission, Discharge, and Billing9. Community, Media, and Government Relations10. Employee Relations11. Clinical Ethics, Medical Research, and Compliance Programs12. The Development of and Organizational Ethics Program