What are the three “duties” the board  

is responsible for upholding?

 What is  

an example of a circumstance in which  

each might serve as a guiding principle?


2. What is the tripartite structure of hospital governance? How did it develop?


3. This chapter has described several  

important trends in the nature of board  

member responsibilities. What are some important general themes you

noticed in these trends? 

What do you

think their implications may be for

future board members?