Ethics training needed to help correct problems at VA
Regarding the online story “VA audit finds long waits, employees coerced to alter records” (ModernHealthcare.com. June 9), don’t VA employees have to go through annual ethics training?
I would think that just because they are coerced, that is not something that precludes them from being held responsible for their actions. Such training would have taught them that it is not always about following what the boss tells them to do. They should consider if what they are being asked (to do) is against the law or unethical and if so, they not only have a duty to do the right thing, but can be fired if they do the unethical thing.
Pat daCosta Atlanta