Ethics Committees in Hospitals
McCarrick, Pat Milmoe
(Literature about hospital ethics committees has grown enormously since Scope Note 3 first appeared. This update provides new information about resources and documents now available while continuing include important earlier sources.) Hospital ethics committees have taken hold in the United States increasingly since 1983, when the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research encouraged their creation in its report, DECIDING TO FOREGO LIFE- SUSTAINING TREATMENT (III, 1983, p. 5).