Financial Ethics of Health Care Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

A discussion of financial ethics in health care.
# 86567 | 900 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses financial ethics in health care. The paper further explores research through three articles related to ethical concerns within health care and the financial entities that should abide by them. The paper also discusses what is meant by ethics in health care finance today, as well as determine how this term is applied to the modern health care environment.

From the Paper:

"Financial ethics in health care is considered to be an unspoken "covenant of trust" between health care professionals and society. This covenant includes the expectation that the individual will be placed above all other concerns in health care. The financial obligations of the physician or health care facility are included in this covenant ("Ethical," 1995). This trust was originally formulated in the days when doctors practiced medicine through home visits. Fees were based on a mutual agreement between patient and practitioner ("Ethical," 1995). There were few technologies prompted physicians to conduct research, and an even less proportion of equipment to run tests in the event of illness. Hospitals were community organizations that aided the sick, regardless of their ability to pay. There was little concern for the ethics of health care finance, except in the cases of a physician's desire to earn more income ("Ethical", 1995)."

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