A study of ethical decision making by physicians and nurses in hospitals

Journal of Business Ethics 90 (3):387 - 397 (2009)
Abstract
This research investigates the impact of various factors on ethical behavior of 180 not-for-profit hospital employees. Ethical behavior of peers, ethical behavior of successful managers, and emotional intelligence had a significant positive impact on ethical behavior of respondents. Physicians and hospital employees with political connections within the organization were significantly less ethical than other employees. The results have many implications for researchers and healthcare practitioners
Keywords hospitals  emotional intelligence  ethical behavior  physicians  nurses  overclaiming  ethical optimism
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