The Community Bioethics Committee: A Unique Pathway Out of Bioethical Dilemmas
Wilson, Robert G.
Gallegos, Thomas G.
HEC (HealthCare Ethics Committee) Forum. 1992; 4(6): 372-377.
We believe that most bioethics committees as well as individual ethics consultants have major shortcomings in that they are unlikely to be open to serving the widest number of citizens who may need their services when facing bioethical dilemmas. The HDCC [Health Decisions Community Council] serves as a community resource, is open to all citizens, is free standing, and provides a wide variety of perspectives which can assist patients, their families, and healthcare providers to explore a range of values and options. The HDCC serves as a model for communitites that seek to establish a bioethics resource. Further, the HDCC model permits the further exploration of ways in which important healthcare issues can be faced. AHD [Arizona Health Decisions] believes, in keeping with its mission, that the creation of the HDCC can increase the public's awareness of and involvement in healthcare issues.
Autonomy; Bioethics; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Community Services; Decision Making; Ethicists; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Health; Health Facilities; Organization and Administration; Patient Advocacy; Patient Participation; Patients; Program Descriptions; Public Participation; Regional Ethics Committees; Values; Voluntary Programs;
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