Explain the short- and long-term goals of leadership in healthcare management
- In On Obligations Cicero articulates a rich understanding of the need for and role of leaders in society. He argues in part that what is honorable (that is, good, right, or moral) is always ultimately also useful in the long run. His argument is based in part on the importance of the social fabric for human flourishing. The necessity of the social fabric for human flourishing helps establish the kinds of goals at which leaders ought to aim. In reflecting on Cicero, it might be helpful to think in terms of short-term and long-term goals (for example, profitability and sustainability).
- Explain the short- and long-term goals of leadership in healthcare management in light of ‘loving thy neighbor’ and in light of what Cicero writes in On Obligations. Given those goals, what ethical duties should leaders in healthcare management observe in their role as leaders?
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