Hospitals and Moral Imperatives: Ethics Consults at a University Medical Center
Thomasma, David C.
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1992 Summer; 1(3): 217-222.
Ethics consults at a university medical center share many qualities with those in other settings. What makes them different, if at all, is a difference of degree, not kind. All consult services share the tasks of exploring cases for possible recommendation, contributing to the development of institutional and public policy, and educating colleagues and patients about medical ethics dimensions. Nonetheless, the university setting, devoted as it is to teaching, research, and public service, brings a slightly different focus to these tasks and adds other, peripheral ones.
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