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The healing mission and the business ethic

Author: Robert M Cunningham, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : Pluribus Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work discusses health care in economic and moral terms with intent of showing that the special quality of health care is something different from, and more than, and better than an economic good.
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Cunningham, Robert M. (Robert Maris), 1909-
Healing mission and the business ethic.
Chicago : Pluribus Press, 1982
(OCoLC)688654014
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Cunningham, Jr.
ISBN: 0931028213 9780931028212
OCLC Number: 8392810
Description: ix, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
The Healing Mission And The --
Business Ethic --
This Is Where We Came In --
You Can't Rationalize This Industry --
There Ought To Be A Middle Ground --
The Pressures Change; The Conditions Remain --
Services For Whom? What For? --
All The Worse For The Fishes --
Less Medicine Than We Think --
Other Functions, Other Flags --
Notes On The Birth Of The Blues --
This Is The Way It Was --
Doctors And Dollars --
The Game Is About The Same --
Too Many One-Eyed Critics --
Where National Policies Come From --
Bureaucracies Don't Die-Or Even Fade Away --
What's Good For General Motors --
Give Us Goals, But Not Methods --
The HMOs Are Coming-Or Are They? --
The Voluntary Spirit Is Alive And Well --
Competition And Regulation: --
We Need Them Both --
How Free Is The Free Market Going To Be? --
Consumerism: The Tables Are Turning --
Comfort And Consequences --
The Bed You Shrink May Be Your Own --
What Old People Want: More Work, Less Talk --
Hospitals Could Provide The Voluntary Initiative --
Patients And Publics --
The Unchanging Dimensions --
Doesn't Anyone Care? --
If We Don't Care, They Won't --
The PR War Isn't The Real War --
What You See Can Help Shape What You Get --
Getting The Message Where It Counts --
What Are We Doing Here? --
Of Snake Oil And Science --
Forty Years Of Trial And Error --
Keeping Them Well Is Good Business Too --
Governance And Management --
What Makes Workers Work? --
There Is Always Somebody On The Other Side --
We'll Never Know Unless We Try --
Who's Minding The Store? --
Educating Trustees: Redefining The Process --
It's Not That Kind Of Job --
Q: Who's In Charge? A: Of What? --
The Way We Were-And Are --
Get All The Working Parts Together --
Systems: Good News And Bad News --
It's A Question Of Ethics – Index.
Responsibility: Robert M. Cunningham, Jr.

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This work discusses health care in economic and moral terms with intent of showing that the special quality of health care is something different from, and more than, and better than an economic good.

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