Should Hospital Ethics Committees Do Research?
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1994 Summer; 5(2): 121-125.
...Empirical research by ethics committees should provide a common language for the discussion of contemporary problems in healthcare ethics and may identify procedures that help attenuate the difficulties associated with these problems. Thus, hospital ethics committees ought to conduct empirical research, and broad discussion of such research should be encouraged.
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