MEDICINE AND LAW, vol.34, no.2, pp.297-305, 2015 (ESCI)
Background: Being a role model for the people they serve, and within the framework of their managerial duties at their workplaces, healthcare professionals are expected to carry leadership qualities that need to be emphasized during their professional education. Within the scope of this study, we have examined several researches about the importance of leadership in the field of healthcare. With the spread of globalization and the increase in competition, leadership approaches started to change. These approaches play an important role in healthcare services. Recent studies indicate that ethical leadership has become a popular subject. The assumption that all healthcare professionals, whether in management position or not, should provide their services without forgetting that they are leaders, would make more sense, were these leadership features integrated with ethical principles. Hence, it is necessary to ensure that these professionals are aware of their "Ethical leadership" requirements from their early education stages throughout their work life.