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