Management for health services delivery

General management: Ethics

For higher level managers

  • Ethics and Governance of Global Health Inequalities
    J P Ruger, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
    2006;60 pp:998–1003

    - Why are global health inequalities so morally troubling?
    - Why are efforts to reduce global health inequalities morally             justified?
    - How should global health inequalities be measured?
    - How much priority should be given to disadvantaged groups?
    - What does reducing global health disparities require?
    - What duties and responsibilities ascribe to global and state             actors and institutions, proportionally.
    (7 pages, pdf 3kb)
  • The Ethical Dimensions of cross-sectoral partnerships
    Stan Hardman, 2004, The Leadership Centre Graduate School of Business University of KwaZulu Natal
    mutual accountability, equity, sustainability
  • Using Economics to Set Pragmatic and Ethical Priorities
    pdf, 118kb

    Stuart Peacock, Danny Ruta, Craig Mitton, Cam Donaldson, Angela Bate and Madeleine Murtagh, 2006, British Medical Journal, BMJ 2006;332;482-485
    Stages in priority setting using programme budgeting and marginal analysis; checklist for pragmatic considerations in priority setting; checklist for ethical considerations in priority setting
    (4 pages)
  • Ethical Leadership in Action: A Handbook for Senior Managers in the Civil Service
    2005, Civil Service Bureau Copyright, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Government
    1. Awareness: statutory provisions relating to bribery offences; conduct and discipline; vulnerability to corruption and malpractice;
    2. Assessment: checks and balances; values and conduct of staff;
    3. Action: clear direction; acting as a role model; monitoring and control; integrity programmes; aligning the people and the system in support of an ethical culture
    (46 pages, pdf 102kb)
  • Consultation on Ethics and Equitable Access to Treatment and Care for HIV/AIDS
    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2004
    Nature of ethical guidance; human rights and law; ethical principles; fair process; priority for the poor; cost recovery?; partnerships; gender; monitoinrg and evaluation
    (33 pages, pdf 195kb)
  • Guidance on Ethics and Equitable Access to HIV/AIDS Treatement and Care
    2004, WHO and UNAIDS
    Why ethics is important; Ethical principles to guide choices in implementation; fair policies and procedures; making ethical choices on whom, when, how, and where to treat requires commitment to fair process; the elements of fair process; increasing the community’s role in treatment in an ethical and equitable way; ensuring that scaling-up eff orts make health systems stronger.
    (57 pages, pdf 483kb)