Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 January 2016

224 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190269296

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Are Workarounds Ethical?

Managing Moral Problems in Health Care Systems

Nancy Berlinger

  • Presents a new theory of health care ethics grounded in the nature of health care work and how it is shaped by the ever-changing conditions of complex systems
  • Explores workarounds and improvised practices and their potential consequences, all of which may be difficult for professionals to talk about openly
  • Aims to be of practical use to health care professionals and organizations, especially in situations where traditionally structured ethics services may not provide a way for health care professionals to explore ethical challenges in their own work
  • Offers realistic look at how we can improve the way we manage moral problems arising in the health care system

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