Ethics committees and consultants

C. Christopher Hook, Keith M. Swetz, Paul Mueller

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Abstract

The increasing complexity of healthcare creates numerous ethical challenges in patient care and in institutional functions and policies. During the past several decades, clinical ethics consultation services and institutional ethics committees have been developed to assist patients, medical professionals, and institutions in addressing ethical challenges. This chapter discusses the nature of clinical ethics consultation and the training of ethics consultants and committees. The authors review the experience at their institution (Mayo Clinic). Finally, the value of ethics consultation, as described in the medical literature, is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume118
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Bioethics
  • Ethics
  • Ethics committees
  • Ethics consultants
  • Ethics consultation
  • Ethics consults
  • Medical ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Ethics committees and consultants. / Hook, C. Christopher; Swetz, Keith M.; Mueller, Paul.

In: Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol. 118, 2013, p. 25-34.

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Hook, C. Christopher ; Swetz, Keith M. ; Mueller, Paul. / Ethics committees and consultants. In: Handbook of Clinical Neurology. 2013 ; Vol. 118. pp. 25-34.
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