Ethics Leadership in Research, Healthcare and Organizational Systems: Commentary and Critical Reflections

TitleEthics Leadership in Research, Healthcare and Organizational Systems: Commentary and Critical Reflections
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGabriele, EF
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Date PublishedSummer2011
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
KeywordsDECISION , ethical , ethics , LEADERS , Leadership , Medical , Organizational
AbstractIn the last decades there has arisen a greater awareness of the ever present need for critical academic reflection on the nature of ethics leadership and committees in research, healthcare, and organizational systems. Yet what is meant by ethics itself? How is ethics understood as a historical phenomenon? What challenges must ethics leaders face about their self-understanding and their role within an institution? What strategies might prove fruitful for future development in ethics leadership? What is the authentic role of ethics leaders and boards within an institution? If the work and service of ethics leaders and boards are to increase and deepen the ongoing life of an institution, then it is important for these leaders and bodies to engage in an ongoing and critical assessment of their identity, their self understanding, their mission, their specific services, and the ways in which they can become a proactive part of the evolving richness that research, healthcare, and other types of institutions provide for the life and welfare of society and its citizens. 
NotesGabriele, Edward F. 1; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: Navy Medicine Institute for the Medical Humanities and Research Leadership USN Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Washington, DC; Issue Info: Summer2011, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p88; Thesaurus Term: LEADERSHIP; Thesaurus Term: LEADERS; Thesaurus Term: MEDICAL care; Thesaurus Term: ORGANIZATIONAL structure; Thesaurus Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: ETHICS -- Study & teaching; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical decision-making; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics education; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics leadership; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article