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