Small Ethics

an overview of small ethics; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define, identify, and give examples of (a) shirking, (b) free riding, (c) shrinkage, (d) pressure, (e) adverse selection, (f) moral hazard, and (g) risk shifting
  • Discuss the conditions that promote opportunism, including (a) relationship, (b) information asymmetry, (c) small numbers, (d) bounded rationality, (e) cost of supervision, (f) and cost of enforcement
  • Discuss and create effective and ineffective means of managing opportunism in dentistry

Please Review the Following Article:

Small Ethics

David W. Chambers, Small Ethics, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2007, 74(1), 27-35.