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Ethical Responsibilities of Hospital Trustees

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

The impact of health care reform on hospitals was the focus of a presentation by Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson to the 2012 Premier Governance Education Conference held Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 in Miami Beach.

Hanson focused on the ethical implications of reform for hospitals as business organizations.  Among the considerations he addressed were:

  • Clear organizational ethics goals – ethical behavior toward all stakeholders; honest reporting; control unethical behavior
  • Concern for Conflicts of Interest
  • Greater responsibility for competence and integrity of staff and partners
  • Adequate policies and procedures to manage incentives to violate
  • Concern for understanding and adherence to ethical norms throughout organization

Tags: bioethics, business ethics