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Critical Analysis of Two Essays Are Business and Medicine Ethically Incompatible In the book Taking Sides authors Lisa Newton and Maureen Ford present in issue five the question Are business and medicine ethically incompatible Professor of medicine Arnold S Relmans essay Analysis of What Market Values are Doing in Medicine is used to present a case for yes they are incompatible Assistant Professor of business Andrew C Wicks essay Analysis of Albert Schweitzer or Ivan Boesky Why We Should Reject the Dichotomy Between Medicine and Business is used to present a case for no they are not incompatible I will analyze these two works noting credibility thesis statement facts and opinions problems and propaganda and logical errors in each individually The argument against incompatibility is very compelling nonetheless it fails to address the possibilities for misconduct that a medicine and business model posses Without resolving these specific concerns we must be cautious about buying into Mr Wicks theory that they are not only compatible but also similar Analysis of Albert Schweitzer or Ivan Boesky Why We Should Reject the Dichotomy Between Medicine and Business Credibility Andrew C Wicks the author is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Business This work of his was originally published in the Journal of Business Ethics volume 14 1995 His profession and the respect afforded his work by the Journal of Business Ethics make him credible on the topic of ethics and business He states early in the essay that his approach to this subject is that of an ethicist trained to reflect on normative issues Thesis Andrew Wicks outlines the premise his essay is built on with this thesis statement My underlying goal is to help reconceptualize how we think about both medicine and business and in doing so reshape how we approach the American healthcare crisis Facts and Opinions It is a well known fact that our healthcare needs reform through cutting
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