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Module 14: Ethics Committees

Upon completion of this module, the resident should be able to:

  1. Describe the principal functions of an ethics committee.
  2. Describe four models of ethics consultation.
  3. Describe and critique three different approaches to ethics consultation.
  4. Describe the range of opinion on key questions about the education and training required for clinical ethics consultation and about the process of formal credentialing of ethics consultants.

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Additional Resources


An on-line core curriculum for ethics committees, developed by the University of Buffalo Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care is available at: http://wings.buffalo.edu/faculty/research/bioethics/CC.html.  Although it is somewhat out of date, much of its content is still useful.

“Case Consultation" is the first chapter of the book, "Ethics Consultation: A Practical Guide" by John La Puma, MD, and David Schiedermayer, MD; it is available on-line at: http://www.mcw.edu/bioethics/ce/cons-toc.html.



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