'I just love these sessions'. Should physician satisfaction matter in clinical ethics consultations?

Clinical Ethics 7 (3):116-121 (2012)

Authors
Abstract
Clinical ethics committees aim to resolve conflict, facilitate communication and ease moral distress in health care. Dialogue in committee discussions is complex and involves a balance between implicitly and explicitly expressed values of patients, families and professionals. Evaluating effectiveness and concrete outcomes is challenging and most studies focus on broad benefits such as quality of care and reduction of unnecessary or unwanted treatments. In this paper we propose ‘physician satisfaction’ as a valuable outcome. We refer to the clinical ethics approach followed at one large paediatric hospital in Australia, propose reasons for the often-expressed feeling of satisfaction and discuss why this feeling matters. We conclude that physician satisfaction is a valid measure of an effective ethics consultation because it implies the person has been listened to and respected by others, and has perhaps developed greater understanding of and insights into their own work and values, and those of others
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1258/ce.2011.012010
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 43,049
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Why Doctors Use or Do Not Use Ethics Consultation.J. P. Orlowski - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (9):499-503.
Authority in Ethics Consultation.George J. Agich - 1995 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (3):273-283.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Why Philosophers Should Offer Ethics Consultations.David C. Thomasma - 1991 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 12 (2).
Reflections on a Medical Ethics for the Future.Andre Vries - 1982 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 3 (1):115-120.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-10-30

Total views
66 ( #122,013 of 2,260,175 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
13 ( #66,671 of 2,260,175 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature