The Ethics of Access to Care and Care Disparities
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A program funded in part by the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership
The ACHE Code of Ethics provides a foundation on which our integrity as leaders and credibility as a profession are built. As health reform decreases the number of uninsured and defines mandated benefits, access to affordable care is challenged by limited community-based resources that provide preventive services, primary care access and ongoing care for the chronically ill. Healthcare providers and their organizations grapple with the need to increase the capacity to serve more patients, reduce health disparities and deliver better outcomes.
Richard A. Culbertson, PhD, is professor of global health systems and development and of family medicine at Tulane University. Dr. Culbertson holds the unique distinction among full professors of health management as having been a hospital CEO (Kaiser Sunset, Los Angeles), a health system board chair (Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee) and a university associate vice chancellor (University of Wisconsin–Madison). He serves on the American Hospital Association’s Leadership Development Committee and has been a member of its Committee on Governance and Regional Policy Board 7. Dr. Culbertson received a master of divinity degree with a concentration in ethics from Harvard University.