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114B – Advancing Ethical Leadership in Today’s Healthcare Climate

Wednesday, March 25th

About the Session

This presentation will begin with an overview of the current state of ethical leadership within healthcare. It will introduce the two core components of being an ethical leader: being a moral person and a moral manager. It will then focus on four subcategories of being a moral manager: Expressing ethics as a priority; communicating clear expectations around ethical responses; using the right incentives to drive behavior; and talking about values in decision making and practicing ethical decision making. With these core concepts in mind, the presenters will discuss practical tips and strategies for ethical leadership. Presenters will employ real case studies to exemplify learning objectives. The session will end with an interactive question-and-answer segment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of ethical leadership in healthcare.
  • Practice using tools and strategies for advancing the ethical development of health system leaders.


Presented By

Jason Lesandrini

Associate Vice President, Ethics, Advance Care Planning & Spiritual Health
WellStar Health System

Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE

Executive Vice President/COO, Hospital Division
WellStar Health System