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Ethics, Obedience And Disobedience. The Necessity To Promote Organizational Ethics Within The Healthcare System



    () (Center for Health Policy and Ethics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Grigore T. Popa”, Str. Gen Berthelot 2, Iasi, 700483, Romania and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Bdul. Carol I, nr. 22, Iasi, Romania)


Many of the bibliographical references to the forms of ethics embedded in the hospital - related practices suggest, in return, a clear reference to the biomedical ethics involved in the healthcare of patients and also to the specific activity of ethics committees. Policies regarding abortion or those in favour of the t ermination of treatment expressed by patients in a vegetative condition through their biological testament - “the living will” (acc. Williamson & Jauch,1995) , are examples which often throw the medical world in the midst of difficult ethical dilemmas. Ne vertheless, besides their strong social mission of taking care of the health of a population, hospitals are equally meant to deal with all the ethical aspects that leave their mark on each organization, either internally, or externally, irrespective of the ir specific branch and of their field of activity – the public or the private sphere. Our article highlights in a theoretical way the necessity and benefits to promote the organizational ethics within the healthcare system

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  • Daniela-Tatiana AGHEORGHIESEI (CORODEANU), 2012. "Ethics, Obedience And Disobedience. The Necessity To Promote Organizational Ethics Within The Healthcare System," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 10, pages 193-203, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2012:i:10:corodeanud

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    1. Mark Blodgett, 2011. "Substantive Ethics: Integrating Law and Ethics in Corporate Ethics Programs," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 99(1), pages 39-48, February.
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    organizational ethics; healthcare system;

    JEL classification:

    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior


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