Hospital Ethics Committees: Problems in Evaluation
Griener, Glenn G.
Storch, Janet L.
HEC (HealthCare Ethics Committee) Forum. 1992; 4(1): 5-18.
Hospital ethics committees continue to proliferate, despite the fact that their impact upon practice has not been rigorously evaluated. This paper investigates the reasons why the often recommended evaluation has not yet occurred. One reason cited is that three different roles -- education, policy formulation, and case review -- need to assessed. The principal reason why the most novel of the roles, case review, has not been evaluated is because of unresolved dispute over the goals of review.
Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Consultation; Decision Making; Education; Ethical Review; Ethicists; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Evaluation; Goals; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Hospitals; Hospital Ethics Committees; Institutional Policies; Legal Aspects; Nurses; Patient Care; Physician Nurse Relationship; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Referral and Consultation; Regulation; Review;
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