Health Care Reform and the Future of Physician Ethics
Wolf, Susan M.
Hastings Center Report. 1994 Mar-Apr; 24(2): 28-41.
Health care reform proposals threaten to exacerbate tensions physicians already face in trying to balance traditional duties to individual patients against increasing pressure to serve broader societal and institutional goals. To cope with reform, medical ethics must clarify physicians' moral obligations, change existing ethical codes, and develop an ethics of institutions.
Advance Directives; Autonomy; Codes of Ethics; Communication; Confidentiality; Conflict of Interest; Decision Making; Discrimination; Economics; Ethics; Ethical Codes; Goals; Government; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Health Care Reform; Health Facilities; Health Insurance; Incentives; Institutional Ethics; Insurance; Justice; Legal Aspects; Legal Obligations; Managed Care Programs; Medical Ethics; Moral Obligations; Managed Care; Organizations; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Patient Participation; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physician's Role; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Professional Organizations; Public Policy; Regulation; Rights; Social Discrimination; Standards; Values;
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