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Manipulating Behavior: Defining the Ethical Limits of Behavioral Contracting in the Healthcare Setting

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Healthcare providers occasionally implement contracts with their patients in order to encourage certain behavioral patterns. These contracts lay out a set of required or prohibited behaviors to which the patient then agrees to adhere. For example, pain management physicians who regularly utilize opioids to alleviate chronic pain might draw up a contract that dictates strict dosing guidelines and other requirements. The patient agrees to adhere to the requirements while knowing that non-adherence might result in a termination of therapy.
subject
Behavior Contracting
Behavior Contracts
Clinical Ethics
Hateful Patients
Medical Ethics
Psychotherapy
contributor
Boyd, Jacob Lee (author)
King, Nancy P (committee chair)
Davis, Arlene M (committee member)
McConnell, Terrance C (committee member)
date
2016-01-11T09:35:24Z (accessioned)
2018-01-10T09:30:10Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
embargo
2018-01-10 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57433 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Manipulating Behavior: Defining the Ethical Limits of Behavioral Contracting in the Healthcare Setting
type
Thesis

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