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Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare - MGMT 353 Resource Guide: Ethical Resources

Ethical Resources

Bioethics

Pros and Cons of Health and Medicine Issues

The links below are all on the Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues website.  This website was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the "Top 25 Free Reference Websites of 2011." 

The researchers at ProCon.org "research issues that are controversial and important, and ... present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge" with the purpose of providing "resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias."  (Quotes are from the website itself.)

Ethics

Health Information Privacy

Codes of Ethics and Related Resources

Below are three links to the code of ethics and related documents for members of  the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), "an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations." (Quote is from the website itself.)

 The fourth and final link is to a website with codes of ethics for individual medical professions arranged alphabetically by the names of their professional associations.

Evaluation of Internet Sites

Remember to evaluate the information you find when searching the Internet.  Not all Internet sites are trustworthy or appropriate to use as research sources.  If you have any concerns about the credibility of an Internet site, consult your instructor or a librarian for evaluation assistance.