HEC Forum 27 (2):189-199 (2015)

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promulgated standards for clinical ethics consultants and is currently developing a national Quality Attestation in Clinical Ethics Consultation to assist facilities in ensuring that those performing clinical ethics consultations meet minimum standards. As the field moves towards such professionalization, there is a need to provide access to qualified clinical ethicists at a broad range of medical facilities. Currently, however, there are insufficient numbers of trained clinical ethicists to staff all healthcare facilities, and many facilities lack the necessary resources to hire staff clinical ethicists. In this review, we describe several models for providing expert clinical ethics support to remote facilities that lack access to qualified clinical ethicists. Based on this analysis, we recommend telemedicine as the optimal model providing expert support to local ethics committee members tasked with providing clinical ethics consultation services
Keywords Ethics consultation  Ethics committees, clinical  Ethicists  Ethics  Ethics committees  Telemedicine  Remote consultation
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10730-015-9272-x
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,836
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Legal Briefing: Healthcare Ethics Committees.Thaddeus Mason Pope - 2011 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 22 (1):74-93.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Paradigms for Clinical Ethics Consultation Practice.Mark D. Fox, Glenn Mcgee & Arthur Caplan - 1998 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 7 (3):308-314.
Guest Editorial: Encouraging the Dialogue.George J. Agich & Stella Reiter-Theil - 2009 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 18 (4):333.
An Ethics Expertise for Clinical Ethics Consultation.Lisa M. Rasmussen - 2011 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 39 (4):649-661.


Added to PP index

Total views
30 ( #351,607 of 58,795 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #122,512 of 58,795 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes