Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2018
Ethics Services in Catholic Health Care
Courtenay R. Bruce, Jocelyn Lapointe, Peter Koch, Katarina Lee, Savitri Fedson
Building a Vibrant Clinical Ethics Consultation Service
The authors work in a variety of clinical ethics consultation services (CECSs) that employ a range of methods and approaches. This article discusses the approach to ethics consultation at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and describes the development and transformation of the authors’ CECSs. It discusses how one CECS shifted from a nascent program with only fifty consultations a year to a vibrant, heavily staffed service with five hundred ethics consultations a year.