Managing Healthcare Ethically:
An Executive's Guide, Second Edition
William A. Nelson, PhD
Paul B. Hofmann, DrPH, FACHE
ISBN 13: 978-1-56793-344-4
Softbound, 376 pp, 2010
Imprint: ACHE Management Series Book
Order code: 2146
Ethical dilemmas are common in healthcare management. Although there is no handbook providing absolute solutions to ethics challenges, healthcare leaders can seek guidance and insight from others who have tackled similar issues.
This book provides advice and inspiration from healthcare executives, ethicists, scholars, educators, and consultants. This collection of ethics columns from Healthcare Executive magazine will guide healthcare managers and executives in making personal and organizational decisions.
This edition includes more than forty new columns and focuses on four ethics areas: ethical leadership issues, organization and management ethics issues, clinical ethics issues, and ethics committees and programs.
Ideas discussed include:
Coping with staff shortages
The use and misuse of incentives
A community approach to free care
Ethical implications of transparency
Ethics in the e-health arena
Addressing and managing conflicts of interest
Dealing with noncompliant patients
The executive's role as a patient advocate
The importance of ethics to healthcare quality
Fostering effective ethics committees
This guidebook also contains ethics tools and resources from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), including the revised Code of Ethics, ethics policy statements, and a bibliography of additional resources.