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Ethical climate in the New Zealand health sector


Mirshekary, S and Yaftian, A and Brown, A and Chatterjee, B, Ethical climate in the New Zealand health sector, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 3, (3-4) pp. 244-257. ISSN 1755-3539 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1504/IJBHR.2012.051391


The paper investigates the ethical climate in the New Zealand health sector after it experienced heavy reform. The findings of the study suggest that little emphasis has been placed on ethics in the New Zealand public health sector. Apart from individuals’ own professionalism and intrinsic motivation there appear to be no incentives for employees to show exemplary ethical behaviour. This is because there is no reward to show exemplary ethical behaviour and report ethics related issues. There also appears to be a tendency for the public health organisations to set a formal code of ethics and core values instead of detailed guidelines and creating an environment of motivation to act ethically.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:New Zealand, ethics in public sector, public sector reforms
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health and community services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chatterjee, B (Dr Bikram Chatterjee)
ID Code:136836
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Accounting and Corporate Governance
Deposited On:2020-01-20
Last Modified:2020-08-31

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