In New Jersey, USA, all hospital trustees will receive mandatory ethics training in the delivery of health care services

A package of bills sponsored by members of the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee have been introduced “to address hospital governance in an attempt to keep hospitals competitive.”

Among the bills is a requirement that all trustees in a general hospital receive ethics training in the delivery of health care services. Given the fact that healthcare boards are responsible for setting the organisation’s ethical framework, Healthcare Governance Review believes that mandating ethics training for trustees has the potential to significantly improve the performance of healthcare boards. Will it catch on in the UK we wonder?

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