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Ethical Challenges in Health Care Developing Your Moral Compass

ISBN-10: 0826110894

ISBN-13: 9780826110893

Edition: 2009

Authors: Vicki D. Lachman, Vicki D. Lachman

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"Crisis in Health Care" presents the issues and dilemmas facing nurse practitioners and health care managers in identifying and sustaining ethical practice and management. This practical and easy-to-read handbook outlines both personal and organizational strategies to develop moral courage when facing such dilemmas. A novel reference for providers and those in leadership positions, the book combines in-depth discussions of ethical contexts with practical case studies, skill assessments and reflective questions, suggestions on improving necessary skills, and numerous figures and tables. Key Features: Focuses on the development of moral courage in the management of health care organizations Outlines the theoretical and policy changes required for an ethical health care culture Discusses current issues, such as the uninsured in America
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Personal Development of Moral Courage
Virtue of Moral Courage: Socrates to Barack Obama
Values and Professional Obligations: A Guide to When to Speak Up
Danger Management: Cognitive Reframing and Self-Soothing
Risk Assessment and Management
How to Speak Up and Be Heard: Assertiveness and Negotiation Skills
How to Deliver Bad News
Personal Opportunities for Moral Courage
Patient Autonomy: Infringements in Informed Consent
Advance Directives Violation: For Whom Are We Doing This?
Veracity: Issues in Prognosis, Futility, and CPR
Patient Safety: Breach in Our Obligations to Protect
When Our Colleagues Are Incompetent or Unethical in the Workplace
Organizational Development of Moral Courage
Organizational Culture: Setting the Stage for Moral Courage
Executive Leadership: Necessity of "Walking the Talk"
Importance of Accountability Cannot Be Underestimated
Promoting Moral Courage Through Human Resource Management
Organizational Opportunities for Moral Courage
Organizational and Clinical Ethics Committees: Roles and Functions
Promoting a Culture of Patient Safety
Managing Disruptive Physicians
Leadership Development for a Moral Environment
Further Opportunities for Moral Courage
The Uninsured in America: A Moral Crisis in Health Care
Index