Inspectors’ ethical challenges in health care regulation: a pilot study

Med Health Care and Philos (2017). doi:10.1007/s11019-016-9736-z p1-20
Authors: Seekles, W., Widdershoven, G., Robben, P. et al.
“There is an increasing body of research on what kind of ethical challenges health care professionals experience regarding the quality of care. In the Netherlands the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate is responsible for monitoring and regulating the quality of health care. No research exists on what kind of ethical challenges inspectors experience during the regulation process itself. In a pilot study we used moral case deliberation as method in order to reflect upon inspectors’ ethical challenges. The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the ethical challenges which health care inspectors encounter in their daily work.”
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