Ethics and Professionalism for Healthcare Managers, Second Edition

  • 8h 31m
  • Leigh W. Cellucci, Tony Cellucci, Tracy J. Farnsworth
  • Health Administration Press
  • 2022

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 (ECU). She serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). She previously served as professor and program director for the health services management program at ECU and for the healthcare administration program at Idaho State University. She has coauthored three books on healthcare administration and has published more than 45 articles and chapters on healthcare management, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and health information technology.

Tony Cellucci, PhD, ABPP, is professor and Clinic Director of the ECU Psychological Assessment and Specialty Services (PASS) Clinic. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist primarily involved in teaching and supervising health psychology graduate students. He has served as the past-president of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC) and is 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.

Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, is the founding president of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine at Idaho State University (ISU). He serves on the board of directors of AUPHA. He is also an associate

professor of healthcare administration and associate dean for the College of Business at ISU. Previously, during a 23-year career in hospital and healthcare administration, he served in various executive-level positions. He has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health system performance improvement, US health system reform, healthcare leadership and governance, medical education, and interprofessional education and collaboration.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Healthcare Management as a Profession
  • Basic Concepts of Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Stewardship
  • Professional Codes of Ethics and Ethical Principles
  • Ethical Framework
  • Ethical Decision-Making Process
  • Research in Healthcare Organizations
  • Clinical Interactions
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy, Health Disparities, and Ethics
  • Healthcare Management Consulting
  • Building Your Future as a Healthcare Manager
  • Glossary