Personal Leadership Plan

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HMS Personal Leadership Plan Trina Thelen HSM 230 January 20, 2013 Catherine Harm HSM Personal Leadership Plan Ethics and ethical leadership is very important in the healthcare field. The company that I work for is called SSM and SSM strives for honesty, ethical, legal, and fair relationships with our patients and the Communities we serve, and with employees, payers, suppliers, and other health care providers. Through The SSM Health Care Corporate Responsibility Process, and consistent with the SSMHC Standards of Ethical Behavior and "Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services", our ethical responsibilities to these stakeholders are reflected in the following philosophies and procedures. (SSM 2012) Leaders should strongly influence the ethical environment and culture of health care organizations. By doing this it will make for stronger influenced employee behavior. The Ethical Leadership component of Integrated Ethics addresses these issues head-on by providing health care leaders with practical tools and training they need to foster an ethical environment and culture that will help employees “do the right thing.” With me being a nurse, I participate in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments and I have conditions that I have to follow with my employment which is conducive to the provision of quality health care and consistent with the values of the profession through individual and collective action. There are many moral responsibilities that one would have as a leader in the healthcare field. The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for shaping social policy. The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of

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