Morality refers to the principal’s of determining the behavior and appropriate conduct in a setting. Each profession has its own ethics. Ethics are vital for healthcare leadership and require two areas of focus, biomedical ethics and managerial ethics. Biomedical ethics is concerned with the way a health care professional should handle patients in a health care setting. On the other hand, managerial ethics refers to business practices, as well as doing things for the right reasons.
There are various aspects that characterize morality. This includes dignity and respectfulness; a leader should respect others. He should treat his followers in an authentic manner according to the medical values and beliefs. Service to others is another moral characteristic. The leader should be selfless. In this case, he should be ready to serve others ahead of his or her interests. A moral leader should not be biased in the treatment of his/her people. He should also be a builder of a community by considering his own purpose and others’ interest while making efforts to achieve goals that are favorable for both of them the last characteristics is honesty and loyalty.
Morality in the healthcare industry is important to the organization, professions, patients, to employees and the community at large. The professions in a health care organization are to comply with laws so as to avoid any form of conflicts. Organizational interest should come prior to the personal interest. The code of conduct has ensured that there is no discrimination, thus safeguarding the patient’s confidence. Code of conduct has helped organizations achieve the proper allocation of resources and improved standards of management thus preventing fraud and abuse within the organization. The code of conduct has enabled free expression ensuring a safe workplace.