The Clinical and Organizational Ethics domain educates and empowers healthcare professionals and their institutions, advocates for patients’ rights, trains ethics committees, and supports healthcare ethics scholarship and leadership.
This domain sponsors the Kansas City Regional Ethics Committee Consortium, the nation’s oldest alliance of healthcare ethics committees. The Consortium has a rich history of ethics committee education, research, and development of policy guidelines for difficult issues such as withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments, recommendations regarding advance directives, ethical issues in managed care, and determining decisional incapacity.
This domain also hosts an online discussion group for institutional members across the country to discuss diverse themes including controversial topics, policy issues, and current biomedical events.
• The Center and Hospital Ethics Committees, YouTube
• Consortium Guidelines
• Case Studies