28. Ethics in health institutions: the logic of care and the logic of management

In hospitals and other healthcare institutions there are at least two different ways of thinking that must live side by side: the healthcare viewpoint and the management viewpoint.   The different viewpoints stem from values, principles and decision making criteria that do not always coincide.  However despite the dissonance, we can find many points in common.  This monograph considers the different viewpoints, the values and the roles of the different professionals in the healthcare sector.