David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (3):184-188 (2010)
Quality improvement (QI) is fundamental to maintaining high standards of health care. Significant debate exists concerning the necessity for an ethical approval system for those QI projects that push the boundaries, appearing more similar to research than QI. The authors discuss this issue identifying the core ethical issues in family medicine (FM), drawing upon the fundamental principles of medical ethics, including principles of autonomy, utility, justice and non-maleficence. Recent debate concerning the application of QI ethics boards is discussed with relevance to primary care and issues such as general practitioner (GP) intentions, the impact of QI on patients and the use of confidential patient data and the impact of dissemination. The authors conclude that a system of QI ethical approval leaves many issues unresolved and potentially creates several barriers to implementing QI. To ensure ethical QI work is generated within FM it is essential for GPs to learn about and engage in more ethical reflection so that they can better judge and resolve these issues
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Christopher Dowrick & Lucy Frith (eds.) (1999). General Practice and Ethics: Uncertainty and Responsibility. Routledge.
Harry L. Keffer (1998). The Perception of Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1):79-87.
Wendy A. Rogers (2004). Practical Ethics for General Practice. Oxford University Press.
Jacqueline K. Eastman, Kevin L. Eastman & Michael A. Tolson (2001). The Relationship Between Ethical Ideology and Ethical Behavior Intentions: An Exploratory Look at Physicians' Responses to Managed Care Dilemmas. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 31 (3):209 - 224.
L. F. Smith & J. R. Morrissy (1994). Ethical Dilemmas for General Practitioners Under the UK New Contract. Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (3):175-180.
D. Bobek Donna, M. Hageman Amy & R. Radtke Robin (2010). The Ethical Environment of Tax Professionals: Partner and Non-Partner Perceptions and Experiences. Journal of Business Ethics 92 (4).
A. Gallagher, P. Wainwright, H. Tompsett & C. Atkins (2012). Findings From a Delphi Exercise Regarding Conflicts of Interests, General Practitioners and Safeguarding Children: 'Listen Carefully, Judge Slowly'. Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (2):87-92.
Colin Higgins, Paul Lieber & Patti Poole (2006). Passing the Ethical Litmus Test. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17:15-17.
Kevin Stoker & Megan Stoker (2012). The Paradox of Public Interest: How Serving Individual Superior Interests Fulfill Public Relations' Obligation to the Public Interest. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 27 (1):31-45.
Brian Hilton, Chong Ju Choi & Stephen Chen (2004). The Ethics of Counterfeiting in the Fashion Industry: Quality, Credence and Profit Issues. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 55 (4):345 - 354.
Samuel Gorovitz (1982/1985). Doctors' Dilemmas: Moral Conflict and Medical Care. Oxford University Press.
Willem Bakker & Michael C. Loui (1997). Can Designing and Selling Low-Quality Products Be Ethical? Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (2):153-170.
Derek Hill & Caroline Jones (eds.) (2003). Forms of Ethical Thinking in Therapeutic Practice. Open University Press.
Martin Lakin (1988). Ethical Issues in the Psychotherapies. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2010-09-13
Total downloads6 ( #224,390 of 1,413,402 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,345 of 1,413,402 )
How can I increase my downloads?