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Managing Healthcare Ethically: Volume 2 – Organizational Concerns

William A. Nelson, PhD, HFACHE Paul B. Hofmann, DrPH, LFACHE

ISBN: 978-1-64055-255-5
Softbound, 131pp, 2022
Order Code: 2438I
ACHE Management
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Book Description

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint slides, case studies, and lists of selected ethics center websites and selected ethics journals. 
Healthcare systems tailor their structure and policies to create an ethically aligned organization. The best organizational practices and cultures are built on strong and consistent ethical decision-making that ensures quality and value-based patient care.

Managing Healthcare Ethically: Organizational Concerns focuses on how a healthcare organization’s ethical decisions and actions affect its operations and overall mission. The book establishes the need for clear policies and guidelines that foster and sustain an ethically grounded organization.

Gathering columns originally published in American College of Healthcare Executives publications, in particular Healthcare Executive magazine, this volume provides strategies for governing boards, committees, and individual leaders to define and improve their organization’s ethical standards of practice.

Topics covered include:
  • Dealing with physician and staff shortages
  • Making ethical resource-allocation decisions
  • Rethinking traditional ethics committees
  • Taking an ethical approach to advertising
  • Comparing ethics and compliance programs
Discussion questions at the end of each column facilitate conversation among colleagues or students, and an extensive bibliography of books and articles provides suggestions for further reading.

This book’s practical guidance on how organizations can address ethical concerns aligns with the lessons shared in its two companion volumes. Managing Healthcare Ethically: Leadership Roles and Responsibilities looks at the unique ethical dilemmas healthcare leaders face, while Managing Healthcare Ethically: Clinical Challenges explores the ethics inherent in providing patient care. Together, these three volumes illustrate how ethical reasoning and professionalism can greatly enhance a healthcare organization’s performance and success.