The Role Of Leadership And Principles Of Leadership Essay

1092 Words Sep 11th, 2016 5 Pages
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 interactions and personal actions and the leader promotes the same conduct to the employees through reinforcement and by the types of decisions made.…

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