The ethical issues that arise in healthcare organizations are not limited to decisions made by clinicians. Everyday operational decisions made by healthcare managers also have weighty ethical implications. Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers prepares readers to recognize and respond to the ethical dilemmas they will encounter on a regular basis during their career in healthcare management. Through cases, exercises, and self-quizzes, readers can apply the theories and tools presented in the text to actual situations they may find themselves facing.
This updated second edition contains a new chapter on health policy, health disparities, and ethics that focuses on the interrelationships of cost, quality, and access. The chapter on ethical decision-making has also been extensively revised to include discussion of moral distress, expanded coverage of medical futility, and an introduction to the precautionary principle. Throughout, the book’s cases and examples have been updated to reflect current, real-world ethical issues in healthcare management.
Other new content in this edition covers:
Moral engagement, moral disengagement, and the concept of moral courage
The five Cs (competence, consent, confidentiality, crossing boundaries, and culture)
Ethical implications of current health informatics, including electronic health records and the exchange of health information
Continuous review and supervision of research integrity
Ethical operations management during the COVID-19 pandemic
Also new to this edition, chapters are grouped into three overarching themes—ethics and the profession of healthcare management, ethical decision-making, and ethical applications. Each section is introduced by an AMA Journal of Ethics case study that sets the stage for the chapters that follow. Managers working in healthcare’s many settings are frequently tasked with addressing ethical dilemmas. This book provides a practical framework for confronting and resolving ethical conflicts throughout a healthcare organization.
About the Author
Leigh W. Cellucci, PhD, MBA, is professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University. She received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award and has coauthored four books and more than 45 articles on healthcare management. In previous positions, she served as program director and interim chair at East Carolina University and as program director and chair at Idaho State University. Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, is president of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine at Idaho State University (ISU) and associate professor in healthcare management at ISU. He received the Kole-McGuffey Prize for Excellence in Education Research and the Distinguished Author Award from the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions. Previously, he served in executive-level positions with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, and the City of Hope National Medical Center. Tony Cellucci, PhD, ABPP, is professor and clinic director of the Psychological Assessment and Specialty Services Clinic at East Carolina University. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist primarily involved in teaching and supervising health psychology graduate students. He is a past president of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics and serves on the editorial board of the journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Previously, he served as clinic director at Idaho State University, where he taught ethics for many years.