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Including Organizational Ethics in Policy Review Processes in Healthcare Institutions: A View from Canada

McDonald, Fiona, Simpson, Christy, & O'Brien, Fran (2008) Including Organizational Ethics in Policy Review Processes in Healthcare Institutions: A View from Canada. HEC Forum, 20(2), pp. 137-153.

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Abstract

Expanding existing clinical ethical processes to include organizational ethics is a work in progress. Drawing from our time as members of the Ethics Committee at the IWK Health Centre in Canada, we focus on our experiences of moving organizational ethics from 'theory to practice', particularly in regard to the operational and functional challenges associated with an organizational ethics committee's role in policy development and review. Even in an institution with a relatively strong commitment to ethics and ethical practice, the inclusion of an organizational ethics perspective has raised new questions and challenges and new issues to address.

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ID Code: 14869
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Organizational ethics, healthcare, policy review, ethics committees
DOI: 10.1007/s10730-008-9067-4
ISSN: 0956-2737
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 05:13

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