Research: Organizational Ethics

Organizational ethics is concerned with the ethical issues faced by managers and governors in health care organizations and the ethical implications of organizational decisions and practices on patients, staff, and the community (Gibson et al., 2008). Recent emphasis on ethics in health services accreditation and executive certification is contributing to a search for leading practices in organizational ethics. Common organizational ethics issues include:

  • resource allocation
  • business development
  • charitable fundraising
  • disagreement over treatment decisions
  • access to care
  • disclosure of risk
  • staff relations
  • conflict of interest
  • corporate partnerships
  • research governance

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