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Guidance for healthcare ethics committees

Author: D Micah Hester
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats

Every accredited American hospital is required to have a mechanism for handling ethical concerns; most hospitals satisfy this requirement by constituting an institutional healthcare ethics committee,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Micah Hester
ISBN: 9780521279871 0521279879
OCLC Number: 1040868467
Description: 185 p.
Contents: Preface; Part I. The Context of Healthcare Ethics Committee Work: 1. Introduction to healthcare ethics committees D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld; 2. Brief introduction to ethics and ethical theory D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld; 3. Ethics committees and the law Stephen Latham; 4. Cultural and religious issues in health care Alissa Swota; Part II. Consultation: 5. Mission, vision, goals: defining the parameters of the ethics consultation Marty Smith; 6. Ethics consultation process Jeffrey Spike; 7. Informed consent, shared decision making, and the ethics committee Randall Horton and Howard Brody; 8. Decision-making capacity Art Derse; 9. Family dynamics and surrogate decision making Lisa Soleymani Lehmann; 10. Confidentiality Toby Schonfeld; 11. Advance care planning and end-of-life decision making Nancy M. P. King and John Moskop; 12. Medical futility Thaddeus Mason Pope; 13. Ethical issues in reproduction Anne Drapkin Lyerly; 14. Ethical issues in neonatology John Lantos; 15. Ethical issues in pediatrics D. Micah Hester; Part III. Policy Development and Organizational Issues: 16. Ethics committees and distributive justice Nancy Jecker; 17. Developing effective ethics policy Anne Lederman Flamm; 18. Implementing policy to the wider community Mary Faith Marshall and Joan Liaschenko; 19. Ethics in and for the organization Mary Rorty; Part IV. Educating Others: 20. The healthcare ethics committee as educator Kathy Kinlaw; 21. Education as prevention Kayhan Parsi; 22. Understanding ethics pedagogy Felicia Cohn; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by D. Micah Hester , Toby Schonfeld.


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