HCM 6400: Health Care Professionalism


Leaders need to develop the ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards. This alignment includes a responsibility to the patient, the community, providers, and support services to maximize benefits to all parties. Leaders set the tone for a service-oriented environment and a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.


  1. Recall the differences between moral and ethical obligations as a leader.
  2. Examine the different types of leadership styles impacting health care.
  3. Describe the various moral and ethical issues that healthcare professionals are confronted with in the occupational setting.
  4. Explain how leaders make a positive social change within the healthcare setting by being proactive towards lifelong learning and education.
  5. Apply the leadership theories, decision-making, and support services necessary for providing patient benefits for improved health care.
  6. Compare and contrast the basic professional moral and ethical decisions made in health care.
  7. Describe basic healthcare laws and standards that impact administration as well as healthcare professionals.




Leadership for health professionals: Theory, skills, and applications (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2018)
Author: Ledlow, G. R., & Stephens, J. H.
ISBN: 9781284109412
Price: $103.32

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