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Institutional Integrity in Health Care : Philosophy and Medicine - Ana Smith Iltis

Institutional Integrity in Health Care

Philosophy and Medicine

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402017827
Number Of Pages: 193

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Health care delivery has become institutionalized. As a result, health care organizations now have the power to determine who has access to what kind of health care and under what circumstances. They shape as well the ethics of the various health care professions. These developments have provoked controversies about what kind of obligations such health care organizations have to patients, caregivers, and society at large. In order to respond to these controversies, an account of health care organizational ethics has become necessary.
The essays in this volume:

-are drawn from an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars in this growing field;

-address the nature of health care organizational ethics, including such issues as corporate fraud and institutional moral integrity;

-cover the broad range of issues that must be addressed for a coherent discussion of organizational moral responsibility;

-cover the range of theoretical and practical issues like no other volume;

-are of interest to researchers, students and professionals working in the fields of bioethics, health care administration and management, organizational science, and business ethics.

Industry Reviews

"This is a splendid contribution. There is nothing like it in the literature. It is not just the first substantive exploration of practical issues that fall under the rubric health care organizational ethics, but it also begins the important task of exploring the nature of the field itself."
(Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Ph.D., M.D.)
"This volume is much needed, given the increasingly-observed shifts in health care, namely that health care is less and less carried out between a doctor and patient, and more and more carried out between a group of individuals and a patient .... This volume reflects on the kinds of standards that should be in place for institutions, from whence these standards come, how they are changed, implemented, and evaluated, who takes responsibility, and untold other avenues."
(Jeffrey Bishop, M.D.)

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Institutional Integrity in Health Care: Essential for Organizational Ethicsp. 1
Inference Gaps in Moral Assessment and the Moral Agency of Health Care Organizationsp. 7
Institutional Integrity in Health Care: Tony Soprano and Family Valuesp. 29
Sustaining Institutional Ethos and Integrity: Management in a Postmodern Momentp. 41
Business Ethics, Organization Ethics and Systems Ethics for Health Carep. 73
The Health Care Institution/Patient Relationshipp. 99
Creating an Institutional Ethical Identityp. 111
Institutional Integrityp. 121
Institutional Integrity through Periods of Significant Changep. 139
Organizational Ethics: Moral Obligation and Integrityp. 175
Notes on Contributorsp. 183
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9781402017827
ISBN-10: 1402017820
Series: Philosophy and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 1.03

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