Ethics in Emergency Medical Services – Who Cares? An exploratory analysis from Australia

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dc.contributor.author French, Erica
dc.contributor.author Casali, Gian Luca
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T07:06:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T07:06:44Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation French, E. & Casali, G. L. (2008). Ethics in Emergency Medical Services – Who Cares? An exploratory analysis from Australia. EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 13  (2). Retrieved from http://ejbo.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1239-2685
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/25427
dc.description.abstract Due to the complexity, stressfulness and often the life threatening nature of tasks that ambulance professionals have to deal with every day, ethical decision making in Emergency Services is a daily challenge. An Australian Association of Ambulance Professionals undertook a project of research to identify the individual ethics profile of members and their perspective on organization ethics and ethical conflict to better understand apparent conflict in ethical values between members and their employer organization. Due to the exploratory nature of this study two types of data (quantitative and qualitative) were gathered through a self-administrated questionnaire of members and semi-structured interviews. Results indicate a gap between individual ethical decisionmaking approaches and organizational ethical decision-making in EMS. This has implications for EMS in how it maintains it organizational processes yet retains its professional staff. Further, managing the stress and conflict levels of staff may be important in order to ensure current standards of care are maintained. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.subject.other ethics en
dc.subject.other emergency medical services en
dc.subject.other ambulance professionals en
dc.subject.other survey en
dc.subject.other thematic analysis en
dc.subject.other qualitative analysis en
dc.subject.other quantitative analysis en
dc.title Ethics in Emergency Medical Services – Who Cares? An exploratory analysis from Australia
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201010052938

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