Ethics in Health Services Management

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Health Professions Press, 2005 - Medical - 394 pages
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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 the economic and competitive pressures that buffet health services organizations and systems by revealing how to approach ethical paradoxes with sound problem-solving methodology formulate personal and professional codes of ethics identify, link, and integrate values, vision, and mission statements assess the ethical implications of physician-assisted suicide address the ethics of marketing health care delivery in a competitive environment develop and use institutional review boards and ethics committees resolve conflicts of interest and avoid self-dealing maximize community benefit while protecting and enhancing organization asset and much more This cutting-edge text is the lodestar for managers who increasingly are called upon to do more with fewer resources, compete aggressively but fairly, and meet a more oppressive regulatory and payment environment while providing a broader range of services. Professors/instructors of and students in health services or

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Contents

Introduction
1
Guiding Ethical Decision Making
51
Codes of Ethics in Health Services
75
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