Organizational Ethics in Health Care

Dr. Gerard Magill

While much of bioethics discourse focuses on clinical and scientific issues, there is increasing attention being given to the significance of organizational ethics in health care. This area constitutes an ongoing research project about the theory and practice of organizational ethics in health care, including the issue of medical error & patient safety. Several projects have been finished, and a new project on ethics and accountability in health care governance will be completed in 2012.


Gerard Magill & Lawrence Prybil: Governance Ethics in Healthcare: An Empirical and Ethical Study. 2014. Under review.

Gerard Magill & Lawrence D. Prybil, "Board Oversight of Community Benefit: An Ethical Imperative," Kennedy Institute of Ehics Journal 21:1 (2011): 25-50.

Gerard Magill, "Ethical and Policy Issues Related to Medical Error and Patient Safety," In: S.A. M. McLean (ed.): First Do No Harm. Law, Ethics, and Healthcare. London: Ashgate, 2006, 101-116.

Gerard Magill & Lawrence D. Prybil, "Stewardship and Integrity in Health Care: A Role for Organizational Ethics," Journal of Business Ethics 50 (2004): 225-238.

Gerard Magill, "Genetics, Investment, and Business: Organizational Ethics for Genomics Companies," In: G. Magill (ed.): Genetics and Ethics, Saint Louis University Press, St. Louis, 2004, 53-79.

D. Douglas Miller & Gerard Magill, "Evolving Internal Medicine Faculty and Resident Comprehension of an Attitudes toward a Departmental Documentation Compliance Program (1999-2002)," The American Journal of Medicine 114 (2003): 1-7.

Gerard Magill & Lawrence D. Prybil, "Guidelines for Organizational Ethics," Health Progress (2001): 12-14.

Gerard Magill, "Organizational Ethics in Health Care: Honoring Stewardship and the Work Environment," Christian Bioethics 7:1 (2001): 67-93.

Gerard Magill & Griffin Trotter, "The Role of Solidarity and Subsidiarity for Unions in Healthcare," HEC Forum 13: 2 (2001): 178-195.

Gerard Magill, "Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultations for Catholic Health Care in the United States," In: J. Glasa (ed.): Ethics Committees in Central and Eastern Europe, Council of Europe, Charis-IMEB Fdn, Bratislava, 2000, 141-148.