Interprofessional Ethics Rounds Concerning Dialysis Patients: Staff's Ethical Reflections Before and After Rounds
Journal of Medical Ethics 2008 May; 34(5): 407-413
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ethics rounds stimulated ethical reflection. METHODS: Philosopher-ethicist-led interprofessional team ethics rounds concerning dialysis patient care problems were applied at three Swedish hospitals. The philosophers were instructed to stimulate ethical reflection and promote mutual understanding between professions but not to offer solutions. Questionnaires directly before and after rounds were answered by 194 respondents. The analyses were primarily content analysis with Boyd's framework but were also statistical in nature. FINDINGS: Seventy-six per cent of the respondents reported a moderate to high rating regarding new insights on ethical problem identification, but the ethics rounds did not seem to stimulate the ethical reflection that the respondents had expected (p
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