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Éthique professionnelle et activité médicale: une analyse en termes de conventions


  • Philippe Batifoulier

    () (Université de Paris X-Nanterre)


This article is an attempt to explain professional ethics in the health sector. On the one hand, the scope and limitations of the traditional approach are examined. In this analysis, professional ethics is reduced to a constraint or an incentive contract. On the other hand, it should be stressed that the so called "economics of conventions" is a judicious approach to explain professional ethics. This article studies the cognitive and emotive contents of this convention.

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  • Philippe Batifoulier, 1999. "Éthique professionnelle et activité médicale: une analyse en termes de conventions," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 2(2), pages 5-24, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:2:y:1999:i:q2:p:5-24

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    1. Philippe Abecassis & Philippe Batifoulier, 2007. "L'éthique médicale peut-elle être indépendante de la politique économique ?," EconomiX Working Papers 2007-21, University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX.
    2. repec:dau:papers:123456789/1486 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Bruno Ventelou & Vincent Touze, 2001. "Politique de santé dans un modèle macroéconomique," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/4303, Sciences Po.
    4. Samuel Mercier, 2000. "La formalisation de l'éthique:un outil stratégique pour l'entreprise?," Working Papers CREGO 1000302, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
    5. Nicolas Berland & Michel Gervais, 2008. "À quoi ont rêvé (et n’ont pas rêvé) les chercheurs en contrôle durant les dix dernières années? Dix ans de recherche en contrôle," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 11(Special), pages 109-148, June.
    6. Samuel Mercier, 2000. "La formalisation de l'éthique:un outil stratégique pertinent pour l'entreprise," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 3(3), pages 101-123, September.
    7. repec:dau:papers:123456789/3273 is not listed on IDEAS

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