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Clinical ethics committees: organizational support for ethical practice.
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PMID:  21337994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The tripartite functions of an ethics committee are case consultation, institutional policy review and development, and ethics education. Preparation before calling an ethics consultation is critical. In addition, serving on an ethics committee provides a personally and professionally rewarding experience because of the service performed for staff, patients, and families. This author encourages nurses to volunteer for this experience, as there is no better way to understand the perplexing ethical problems in health care today. As nurses become more active on ethics committees, health care will transition from the traditional demand-initiated consult to a process that will emphasize the prevention of ethical conflicts by fostering the development of ethical practice protocols or guidelines (Nelson et al., 2008).
Vicki D Lachman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1092-0811     ISO Abbreviation:  Medsurg Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300545     Medline TA:  Medsurg Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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