1 Department of Medical Ethics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


Introduction: Professional ethics is a very important issue for managerswho are role models for students and staff. It can also be very effective in organizational activities. The main objective of this research is to describe the result of managers’ self assessment in Shiraz teaching hospitals.Methods: The present research is a cross-sectional study. The statistical society of this research includes all senior, middle and executive managers of Nemazi, Faghihi and Chamran hospitals. Regarding the small volume of statistical society and advice of a statistical counselor, the census method was used. The data were gathered using questionnaires.Results: The result of this research showed that there was a significantassociation between managerial ethics and education levels but there wasn’t a significant association between average score of managerial ethics and the field of study, sex and age. Also the mean for managerial ethics was the highest in Faghihi hospital.Discussion: According to research findings and positive association between managerial ethics and education levels, observance of professional ethics is essential. So we can train managers to observe professional ethics more in their organizations in order to improve organizational efficacy.Keywords: Ethics, Professional ethics, Teaching hospitals, Managers