Edited by Bruce Jennings, Mary Ann Baily, Melissa Bottrell, and Joanne Lynn
This new edited volume is a collection of original papers providing in-depth discussion of important ethical and regulatory aspects of quality improvement.
How does QI differ from research? What duty do physicians, nurses, and health administrators have to initiate and participate in sound QI activities? What is the responsibility of patients to cooperate with them? What practical strategies for QI management and oversight could clinicians and managers use to ensure that QI does not harm patients, that improvement activities respect privacy, and that all involved stay accountable for their actions?
This edited volume will stand for some time as the definitive primary source for scholarly commentary on how to manage QI ethically, and how to manage the troublesome interface with research ethics. The contributors are a remarkable group of respected and insightful authors from diverse backgrounds.
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Special Report: The Ethics of Using QI Methods to Improve Health Care Quality and Safety
This Special Report was published in the July/August 2006 issue of The Hastings Center Report. This special report presents recommendations and ethical justifications based on the deliberations of a distinguished group of experts in ethics, quality improvement, and health policy and regulation.
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