Ethical Leadership In Nursing

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Role of Leadership in Nursing Ethics is an important component of leadership and refers to principles adopted from standards to guide leaders in their actions (Bosley, 2013). According to Bonner, Greenbaum, and Mayer (2016), leaders influence the ethical practices of their employees. Yang (2014) reported results from a study that showed employee well-being and life satisfaction was indirectly related to a leader’s ethics. Doucette (2013) stated there are six ethical principles for nurse leaders which include justice, veracity, nonmalificence, beneficence, respect for person, and fidelity. These ethical principles apply to both patients and employee rights (Doucette, 2014). This paper will explore the ethical principles of respect for the person and nonmaleficence. Definitions and applications of these two principles will be explored in the first section of the paper followed by an application of ethics to leadership concerns within healthcare. Next the author will apply these ethics to own leadership concerns and issues. The paper will conclude with a summary and a highlight of things learned by the author while completing research for this paper.
Explanation and Application of Ethical Principles to Leadership Ethical leadership, according to Pucic (2015), is the demonstration of proper conduct through both interpersonal
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One area she will apply ethical principles in her own leadership is in the area of respect of employees. Implementing one-on-one meetings with each employee will allow the author to get to know each employee better and allow each employee to voice their concerns and needs. Hess (2014) gave ideas to cover during a one-on-one meeting that included asking about personal milestones, asking what is working and going well on the job, what are barriers to the job, and creating a follow up plan. Hess (2014) stated routinely having one-on-one meetings can improve employee

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