Clinical Ethics Consultation in the United Kingdom

McLean, Sheila A. M.
December 2009
Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy;Dec2009, Issue 22, p76
Academic Journal
The article reports on the implications of clinical ethics consultation for health care professionals in Great Britain. It discusses factors that encouraged physicians to request for ethics consultation, concerns about clinical ethics committees (CECs) and the impact of ethical dilemmas on healthcare practice. It reveals the findings of survey conducted by the author and her colleagues regarding membership, training, ethical and legal expertise, the issues considered by the chairpersons of CECs in 2009, and the level of their confidence.


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