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Business Ethics and Health Care

Business ethics and health care intersect in health care ethics. Health care ethics, also referred to as medical ethics and/or bioethics, refers to the moral principles, beliefs, values, and imperatives that guide decision making pertaining to health care. It captures a range of issues including, but not limited to, organizational issues (mission, culture, vision, and values), conflicts of interest and fiduciary duty, patient care, marketing and management, resource allocation, organ donation, and end-of-life decision making. Business ethics grapples with the financial implications of such issues.

Principles of Health Care

Key themes tend to dominate thinking about health care. Because health care is considered a necessary, as opposed to a luxury, product or service, special attention is paid to the four key principles enunciated by scholars Tom Beauchamp ...

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