This course focuses on leadership styles within organizations, exploring the relationships between different approaches to leadership in a variety of contemporary organizational contexts. Understanding the leadership process and development of self-awareness and skills necessary to lead will be emphasized. Particular attention will be placed on the ethical considerations of the decision-making process and management of major strategic and organizational change initiatives. Students will learn how to grapple with the ethical issues related to administrative and biomedical problems resulting from financial constraints, advances in technology, and the market-driven model of healthcare delivery. Case studies, discussion, role playing, and guest speakers will provide students with fresh insights into the roles, challenges, and critical decision-making skills of executives in regard to such issues as mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, restructuring, practice management, strategic planning, technology use, and e-commerce. 2 credits.
Intro Leadership in Healthcare & Ethics