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Christ Bioeth. 2001 Apr;7(1):67-93.

Organizational ethics in Catholic health care: honoring stewardship and the work environment.

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Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3525 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA.

Abstract

Organizational ethics refers to the integration of values into decision making, policies, and behavior throughout the multi-disciplinary environment of a health care organization. Based upon Catholic social ethics, stewardship is at the heart of organizational ethics in health care in this sense: stewardship provides the hermeneutic filter that enables basic ethical principles to be realized practically, within the context of the Catholic theology of work, to concerns in health care. This general argument can shed light on the specific topic of non-executive compensation programs as an illustration of organizational ethics in health care.

PMID:
11899993
DOI:
10.1076/chbi.7.1.67.3765
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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