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Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics

Must the art of intimidation be part of the toolbox of health care professionals in order to protect their patients? Is power an appropriate consideration in health care ethics?

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Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics

Must the art of intimidation be part of the toolbox of health care professionals in order to protect their patients? Is power an appropriate consideration in health care ethics?

Intimidation is often perceived as bullying or coercive power in some situations. Employees are not as responsive to this type of management or power source as others such as knowledge, referent, reward, legitimate and coercive. A leader in the healthcare organization may have the opportunity to use any of these types of powers depending of the situation they a power is needed. Knowledge or expert power allows a leader to use their experience and skills to gain respect from employees. A leader has first-hand
Knowledge of the employees needs in the workplace.

The power of reference comes from the ability to have a workforce that feels trust in ...

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The leadership uses many types of power in dealing with ethical situations. Power can be a tool for success.

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