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ERIC Number: EJ482906
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
Classification and Correlates of Ethical Dilemmas in Hospital Social Work.
Proctor, Enola K.; And Others
Social Work, v38 n2 p166-77 Mar 1993
Coded hospital social workers' (n=16) descriptions of ethical dilemmas according to principles in conflict. Most ethical dilemmas involved conflicts between client self-determination and client best interest. Ethical dilemmas were more likely when patient mental status was impaired and when decision making was problematic. Ethical dilemmas were related to delayed discharge, in-hospital mortality, and less-than-adequate postdischarge care. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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