Executive Decisions in Canadian Healthcare
By Joseph Byrne
Administration Ethics explores the foundations, framework, and practice of ethical decision making in healthcare administration and considers the Healthcare Administrator’s role in ethical management and health policy development. Throughout the text, Joseph Byrne demonstrates the relationship between the foundational concepts of ethics theory, principles, codes, and rights. He positions each concept as a step in the Four-Stage Decision Model to assist students as they evaluate – and later participate in – exceptionally complex ethical decision making. The practical, case-based structure will appeal to graduate and upper-level graduate students in Health Administration, Health Studies, and health-related Philosophy programs as well as healthcare professionals involved in administration and management, or working within policy and health ethics committees.
- each chapter contains critical thinking questions
- the last chapter consists of nine different case studies involving ethical dilemmas: the first three are fully analyzed for illustrative purposes; the second three are afforded preliminary analysis, allowing the reader to determine the final decision; and the last three cases are unanalyzed, providing the reader an opportunity to complete a full case review
“A preponderance of issues in healthcare ethics faces our public and our healthcare leaders today—this book fills a gaping hole, increasing our understanding and identifying a way forward.”— Donald Juzwishin, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and Director of Health Technology Assessment and Innovation, Alberta Health Services “As Byrne argues in his book, the decisions we make about healthcare reveal our ethics. Therefore, all of those involved in healthcare decision making—executives, administrators, policy makers, clinicians, students, patients, and caregivers—will benefit from the practical advice offered in these pages. Sound ethical decision making is a cornerstone of safe and effective healthcare planning and delivery.”— Neil J. MacKinnon, Dean, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati“As the shift in healthcare delivery focuses on improving value and outcomes, this book is timely as a new leading-edge reference for all those administrators faced with ethical decisions in a technology-driven, transparent, and real-time world.”— Pamela Winsor, Senior Director of Health Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Medtronic Canada