Baptist Hospital and the State of North Carolina: Alleged Malfeasance and Whistleblowing Aftermath

Posted: 15 Oct 2014

See all articles by Eileen Zalkin Taylor

Eileen Zalkin Taylor

North Carolina State University

Cynthia P. Guthrie

Bucknell University

Date Written: August 1, 2013

Abstract

Do you know what choices you would make if faced with an ethical dilemma? This fact-based case includes situations and issues that a real citizen considered when faced with the knowledge that his employer may have been overbilling the state of North Carolina for health care. Professionals, especially those in accounting and finance positions, are likely to face serious dilemmas in the course of their careers. These situations may require them to choose between honoring a confidentiality clause in an employment contract and acting according to ethical and professional values. This case provides facts gathered from an actual case in which an individual faced this particular challenge. By working through the case, students should develop an appreciation of the pressures and personal ethical challenges they are likely to face in the workplace. By engaging in discussion and role-play, students will be more likely to recognize these issues when they occur, and will have already developed critical thinking skills to help them develop a plan of action.

Keywords: Whistleblowing, Misconduct, Accounting, Ethics

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Eileen Zalkin and Guthrie, Cynthia P., Baptist Hospital and the State of North Carolina: Alleged Malfeasance and Whistleblowing Aftermath (August 1, 2013). Issues in Accounting Education, 28(3), 705-721 (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2504210

Eileen Zalkin Taylor (Contact Author)

North Carolina State University ( email )

Campus Box 8113
Nelson Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-8113
United States
919-513-2476 (Phone)

Cynthia P. Guthrie

Bucknell University ( email )

Lewisburg, PA 17837
United States

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