Medical bribery and the ethics of trust: the Romanian case
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Medical bribery and the ethics of trust
Abstract: 

Medical bribery seems to be a global problem from Eastern Europe and the Balkans to China, a diffuse phenomenon, starting with morally acceptable gratitude and ending with institutional bribery. I focus my attention on Romania and analyze similar cases in Eastern European and postcommunist countries. Medical bribery can be regarded as a particular form of human transaction, a kind of primitive contract that occurs when people do not trust institutions or other forms of social contract that are meant to guarantee their rights and protect their interests. Concluding with strategies to fight medical bribery, I will underline better public policies for financing health and social care, and an ethic of trust that may help to restore trustworthiness of institutions and to rebuild interpersonal trust. This should be complemented by an educational program dedicated to understanding the negative consequences and mechanisms of corruption and the importance of ethical behavior.

Author(s): 
Manea, Teodora
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Med Philos
Publication Date: 
2015-02
Publication Year: 
2015
Pages: 
26-43
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1744-5019
DOI: 
10.1093/jmp/jhu049
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 25503609

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Teodora Manea. 2015-02. "Medical bribery and the ethics of trust: the Romanian case." The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 40: 1: 26-43. 10.1093/jmp/jhu049.

Wikipedia Citation

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