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dc.creatorBacklar, Patriciaen
dc.creatorMcFarland, Bentson H.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:47:50Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:47:50Zen
dc.date.created1993-09en
dc.date.issued1993-09en
dc.identifier10.1007/BF01560482en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHEC (HealthCare Ethics Committee) Forum. 1993 Sep; 5(5): 272-288.en
dc.identifier.issn0956-2737en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=A+National+Survey+of+Ethics+Committees+in+State+Mental+hospitals&title=HEC+&volume=5&issue=5&pages=272-288&date=1993&au=Backlar,+Patriciaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01560482en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/742490en
dc.description.abstractIn June 1992, a national mail survey was directed to 204 state inpatient psychiatric institutions. This study was implemented following the 1992 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirement that hospitals put in place some means with which to address ethical issues. The goals of the study were: 1. to examine state mental hospital characteristics and their response to the JCAHO requirements; 2. to describe healthcare ethics committee (HEC) composition, function, and role; 3. to study patient and family access to a HEC; and 4. to discover ethical issues most frequently addressed. The survey response rate was 71%. Of the 145 responders, 62 had HECs in place, and 53 were in the process of implemeting HECs. There were no differences between JCAHO accredited institutions and non-accredited facilities with regard to having HECs. Physicians accounted for 22% of HEC membership, followed by nurses (15%), and administrators (12%). Twenty-six percent of facilities systematically notified patients about existence of the HEC; 71% of facilities had no patient request for HEC services in the last year. A patient's danger to others, and resuscitation policy were issues most frequently (23%) heard by HECs.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/42617en
dc.subjectAdministratorsen
dc.subjectBioethical Issuesen
dc.subjectClinical Ethicsen
dc.subjectClinical Ethics Committeesen
dc.subjectConsultationen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEthicistsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEthics Committeesen
dc.subjectGoalsen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectInstitutional Policiesen
dc.subjectMental Institutionsen
dc.subjectMental Hospitalsen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectOrganization and Administrationen
dc.subjectOrganizationsen
dc.subjectPatient Participationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPublic Hospitalsen
dc.subjectReferral and Consultationen
dc.subjectResuscitationen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectStatisticsen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.titleA National Survey of Ethics Committees in State Mental Hospitalsen
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