Administration Ethics explores the foundations, framework, and practice of ethical decision making in healthcare administration and considers the Healthcare Administrator’s role in ethical management and health policy development. Throughout the text, Joseph Byrne demonstrates the relationship between the foundational concepts of ethics theory, principles, codes, and rights. He positions each concept as a step in the Four-Stage Decision Model to assist students as they evaluate – and later participate in – exceptionally complex ethical decision making. The practical, case-based structure will appeal to graduate and upper-level graduate students in Health Administration, Health Studies, and health-related Philosophy programs as well as healthcare professionals involved in administration and management, or working within policy and health ethics committees.
Joseph Byrne is a Professor and the Director of the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. He has received awards from the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychology Association. He has also received the Dalhousie University Pediatric Medicine Clinical Award. He has 35 years of clinical practice and 25 years of administrative practice in both the private and public health sectors. Joseph’s current management focus is in ethical leadership and the psychology of decision making.
“A preponderance of issues in healthcare ethics faces our public and our healthcare leaders today—this book fills a gaping hole, increasing our understanding and identifying a way forward.”— “Donald Juzwishin, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and Director of Health Technology Assessment and Innovation, Alberta Health Services “As Byrne argues in his book, the decisions we make about healthcare reveal our ethics. Therefore, all of those involved in healthcare decision making—executives, administrators, policy makers, clinicians, students, patients, and caregivers—will benefit from the practical advice offered in these pages. Sound ethical decision making is a cornerstone of safe and effective healthcare planning and delivery.”— “Neil J. MacKinnon, Dean, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati“As the shift in healthcare delivery focuses on improving value and outcomes, this book is timely as a new leading-edge reference for all those administrators faced with ethical decisions in a technology-driven, transparent, and real-time world.”— “Pamela Winsor, Senior Director of Health Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Medtronic Canada