Managing Healthcare Ethically, Third Edition, Volume 1: Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

  • 1h 53m
  • Paul B. Hofmann, William A. Nelson
  • Health Administration Press
  • 2022

Healthcare leaders need to exemplify the professional values they expect from others throughout the organization. A strong ethical foundation is indispensable for making sound judgements and providing high-quality patient care.

Managing Healthcare Ethically: Leadership Roles and Responsibilities highlights the issues leaders encounter in ensuring ethical performance in both their organizations and the communities they serve. This book provides specific guidance for expanding leadership skills and details relevant character traits that contribute to maintaining an ethical culture.

The book features selected columns originally written for the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Healthcare Executive magazine. Chosen for their relevance to today’s healthcare environment, the columns share practical applications for leaders committed to ensuring an ethically grounded organization. Topics covered in this volume include:

  • Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare
  • Patient-centered care
  • An executive-driven ethical culture
  • Organizational values statements
  • Conflict management advice

Each column concludes with discussion questions to foster conversation among colleagues or students. An extensive bibliography offers suggestions for further reading on specific topics.

Whereas this book demonstrates the need for moral leadership and professionalism, its two companion volumes explore other ethical factors critical to an organization’s success. Managing Healthcare Ethically: Organizational Concerns addresses the ethics affecting policies and management, while Managing Healthcare Ethically: Clinical Challenges examines ethical dilemmas in providing patient care. Collectively, these three volumes share lessons that help healthcare professionals ensure their organization stays ethically aligned with both professional standards and its mission and values.

About the Author

Paul B. Hofmann, DrPH, FACHE, is vice president of Provenance Health Partners in Moraga , California . Previously, he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Alta Bates Corporation, executive director of Emory University Hospital , and director of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.

William A. Nelson, MDiv, PhD, is director of Rural Ethics Initiatives and an associate professor of community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He also is an adjunct associate professor of public administration at New York University’s Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Ethics of Evidence-Based Management
  • The Ethical Basis for Creating ACOs
  • Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
  • Organizational Values Statements
  • Fear of Conflict—Management and Ethical Costs
  • The Importance of Failing Forward
  • Moral Management as a Leadership Priority
  • The Ethics of Hospital Security
  • Ensuring Patient-Centered Care
  • Avoiding Blinded Healthcare Leadership
  • CEO Ethical Considerations in Right-Sizing
  • Exposing the Shadows of Compromise
  • Health Manpower in Underserved Communities
  • Asking the Right Questions
  • The Ethics of Efficiency
  • Ethics of Mission and Margin Revisited
  • Obligations to the Community
  • Updated Ethics Self-Assessment Addresses Current Issues
  • Revisiting the Executive’s Role in Malpractice Cases
  • Duty to Care
  • An Executive-Driven Ethical Culture
  • Confronting Management Incompetence
  • Abuse of Power
  • The Values of a Profession
  • The Value of an Ethics Audit
  • Selected Bibliography