Moral Leadership in Medicine

Publication Year: 2012

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Shale, Suzanne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1-10-700615-7

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 87

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Examines in detail how doctors protect patients' interests, implement morally controversial change, manage colleagues in difficulty, and rebuild trust after serious medical harm

What are the moral challenges that confront doctors as they manage healthcare institutions? How do we build trust in medical organisations? How do we conceptualize moral action? Based on accounts given by senior doctors from organisations throughout the UK, this book discusses the issues medical leaders find most troubling and identifies the moral tensions they face.

The book discusses how leaders develop moral narratives to make sense of these situations, how they behave while balancing conflicting moral goals and how they influence those around them to do the right thing in difficult circumstances. Based on empirical ethical analysis, this volume is essential reading for clinicians in leadership roles and students and academics in the fields of healthcare management, medical law and healthcare ethics.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Shale, Suzanne
ISBN: 978-1-10-700615-7
Medical Law
Ethics & Other Humanities
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 310
Year: 2012
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 87