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Are Workarounds Ethical? Managing Moral Problems in Health Care Systems

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ISBN-10: 0190269294

ISBN-13: 9780190269296

Edition: 2016

Authors: Nancy Berlinger

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How work gets done in complex health care systems is ethically important. When health care professionals and other staff are pressured to improvise, fix structural problems, or comply with competing policies, the uncertainty and distress they experience have potential consequences for patients, families, colleagues, and the system itself. This book presents a new theory of health care ethics that is grounded in the nature of health care work and how it is shaped by the ever-changing conditions of complex systems, in particular, problems of safety and harm. By exploring workarounds and other improvised practices in complex health care systems that are difficult for professionals to talk…    
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Book details

List price: $37.49
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.19" wide x 5.51" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Nancy Berlinger is the deputy director and associate for religious studies at the Hastings Center.