Novo artigo “Budgetary restrictions and ethical behaviours in a hospital context – evidence from general surgeons”, de autoria da Doutoranda em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações Cristina Piedade Silva e Rita Martins de Sousa (GHES/CSG-ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa), publicado no European Journal of Management Studies, da Emerald.
This paper is a contribution to understanding the rules that restrain the activities of surgeons. Politicians sometimes do not have a full understanding of the pressures that the medical profession faces in their day-to-day activities. Currently, with the addition of problems relate to COVID-19, politicians and populations seem to better understand the importance of the Serviço Nacional de Saúde (SNS), This paper hopes that this understanding will be not only a conjectural moment. In conjunction with the economic recession that began in the first decade of this century, health institutions have long faced budgetary constraints that condition their material and human resources and correspondingly shape the scope of health professional activities. Until now, it has not been studied the impact of economic crises on the ethical behaviour of Portuguese surgeons. Therefore, this research is a first step and a useful contribution to understanding the rules that can restrain (or not) the ethical conduct of these health professionals.