The Health Care Manager

Skip Navigation LinksHome > July/September 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 > Ethics: The Evidence of Leadership
Health Care Manager:
doi: 10.1097/01.HCM.0000285017.11150.4c

Ethics: The Evidence of Leadership

Piper, Llewellyn E. PhD

Collapse Box


Today's leaders in health care are being challenged by many demands and issues. To confront these many demands, health care leaders must have the ability to make decisions based on ethics. To ensure the survivability of an organization, the leadership must have values grounded on ethical principles. The problem in today's health care organizations is that not enough emphasis is being placed on a culture of ethics within the organization and within the behavior of the leadership. This article addresses the ethical issues facing today's health care leaders. In this article, an overview of the history and philosophy of ethics is provided along with definitions, guidelines, and a model to assist the leadership in health care organization to pursue and to adhere to a more ethical course.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.