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ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE'
NAMED ACHE'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
February 18, 2002Philip J. Boyle, Ph.D.; Edwin R. DuBose, Ph.D.;
Stephen J. Ellingson, Ph.D.; David E. Guinn, J.D., Ph.D.; and Rev. David
B. McCurdy, D.Min., are the winners of the American College of Healthcare
Executives 2002 James A. Hamilton book of the year award for Organizational
Ethics in Health Care: Principles, Cases, and Practical Solutions.
The award will be presented on Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Malcolm
T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon during the American College
of Healthcare Executives 45th Congress on Healthcare Management at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.
award is given annually to the author(s) of a management or healthcare
book judged outstanding by ACHE's Book of the Year Committee.
James A. Hamilton Award is underwritten by the Alumni Association of the
Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration of the University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, in honor of the late James A. Hamilton, FACHE, the program's
founder and course director between 1946 and 1966, and ACHE's 1939-1940
by AHA Press/Jossey-Bass, Organizational Ethics in Health Care
offers healthcare leaders a guide for achieving consistently high levels
of ethical practice within their organizations. The authors outline methods
for promoting ethical behavior, explain how to analyze organizational
functions, and provide information healthcare organizations need to comply
with ethics regulations established by the Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations. They also examine conflicts of interest,
the relationship between law and ethics, and the role of compliance in
healthcare organizations. The book uses 20 case studies to illustrate
the application of ethics in a wide variety of circumstances and institutions.
Ethics in Health Care was written by a team of ethics researchers
from the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics
in Chicago. Boyle is chief operating officer, DuBose is research associate,
and McCurdy is research associate and editor for the Park Ridge Center.
Ellingson is assistant professor of the Sociology of Religion at Pacific
Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif. Guinn, a former research
associate at the Park Ridge Center, is currently a Chicago-based writer
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426