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The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Ethics Services in Catholic Health Care

Courtenay R. Bruce, Jocelyn Lapointe, Peter Koch, Katarina Lee, Savitri Fedson
Pages 29-38

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.

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