Ethics Consultation: The Least Dangerous Profession?

Whether ethics is too important to be left to the experts or so important that it must be is an age-old question. The emergence of clinical ethicists raises it again, as a question about professionalism. What role clinical ethicists should play in healthcare decision making – teacher, mediator, or consultant – is a question that has generated considerable debate but no consensus
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Giles R. Scofield (2008). What Is Medical Ethics Consultation? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 36 (1):95-118.
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