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Ethics in Health Administration: A Practical Approach for Decision Makers, Second Edition

Author(s): Eileen E. Morrison, EdD, MPH, CHES, Professor, Health Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos
  • ISBN-13: 9780763773274
  • Paperback    363 pages      © 2011
Price: International Sales $123.95 US List
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Given the many new advances in technology, the changing economy, and a renewed national discussion around universal health care, today’s healthcare administrators require a strong foundation in practice-based ethics to confront the challenges of the current healthcare landscape.

Ethics in Health Administration, Second Edition translates the principles and practice of ethics into usable information for application to the real world of healthcare administration and the critical issues faced by today’s healthcare administrators.

With a new emphasis on the ethical challenges of providing quality care in today’s economy, the Second Edition is a thorough revision that includes new case studies as well as new information on patient-centered care, the future workforce, the culture of compassion, and more.

Key Features:

  • Thoroughly updated chapters as well as a new chapter, The Ethics of Quality, make this text relevant to the issues facing today’s healthcare administrator.
  • Fictional cases based on real-world events help to emphasize chapter content and create interest for the learner.
  • Each chapter includes points to ponder, summary statements, Web sites, and additional resources to further enhance learning.
  • The author’s reader-friendly writing style easily engages students while challenging them to think critically.

New to the Second Edition:

  • NEW Web site links and resources
  • NEW Case Study: The Case of the Valiant Skateboarder
  • NEW Case Study: The Case of the Techno Ankle
  • NEW chapter: The Ethics of Quality
  • NEW Instructor’s Manual that includes:
    • Sample syllabus for both weekly and twice a week course offering
    • Classroom-tested activities for each session
    • Examination materials. 
    • A student guide with additional learning resources.

Download a complete Transition Guide.

Section  I  Foundations for Ethics
  Chapter  1  Practical Theory
  Chapter  2  Autonomy
  Chapter  3  Nonmaleficence and Beneficence
  Chapter  4  Justice
Section  II  External Influences on Ethics
  Chapter  5  Quis Custodiet Ispos Custodes?
  Chapter  6  Market Forces and Ethics
  Chapter  7  Social Responsibility and Ethics
  Chapter  8  Technology and Ethics
Section  III  Organizational Influences on Ethics
  Chapter  9  No Mission No Margin: Fiscal Responsibility
  Chapter  10  Organization Culture and Ethics
  Chapter  11  The Ethics of Quality
  Chapter  12  Patient Issues and Ethics
Section  IV  The Inner Circle of Ethics
  Chapter  13  Moral Integrity
  Chapter  14  Codes of Ethics and Administrative Practice
  Chapter  15  Practicing as an Ethical Administrator
  Chapter  16  Where Do We Go From Here?

Eileen E. Morrison, EdD, MPH, CHES-Professor, Health Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos

Dr. Eileen Morrison is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she earned her doctorate in counseling and administration. She also holds a MPH from the University of Tennessee. She has developed and taught courses in health administration ethics to both undergraduate and graduate students and has been active in educating professionals through workshops and journal articles.  Currently, she is a professor of health administration at Texas State University in San Marcos Texas.

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ISBN-13: 9780763773274

Instructor Manual
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Test Bank


Bundle ISBN: 9781284033359
This value bundle includes a hard copy of Morrison's Ethics in Health Administration 2e packaged with an access code card that gives you onlin entry to Navigate Scenarios: LearnScapes for Health Care Ethics.