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The context of ethics in the health care industry

Barron Wells (Barron Wells and Nelda Spinks are Professors of Business Administration at the College of Business Administration, The University of Southwestern Louisiana, LA, USA)
Nelda Spinks (Nelda Spinks are Professors of Business Administration at the College of Business Administration, The University of Southwestern Louisiana, LA, USA)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 February 1996

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Abstract

Examines ethics in the health care industry from the perspectives of investors, employees, patients, competitors and the environment. Ethical behaviour in the health care industry is essential and desirable; however, determining which behavioural actions are ethical and which are unethical is difficult. Although never will everyone agree on specific ethical standards, everyone should agree that setting ethical standards is vital. Therefore, administrators of health care institutions and health care providers should work together to establish codes of ethics which define boundaries for ethical behaviours in the health care industry.

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Wells, B. and Spinks, N. (1996), "The context of ethics in the health care industry", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/09552069610113345

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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