The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Ethics Services in Catholic Health Care

Jason Lesandrini, Alan Muster
Pages xxxix-xlvii

Practical Steps for Integrating an Ethics Program

The field of health care ethics continues to grow as the ethics structures in health care organizations become well established. While the literature is saturated with reports on clinical ethics consultation services, very little is known about the development and success of ethics programs. The following describes the development and growth of an ethics program at the largest health care provider in Georgia. With a focus on nine key components of an ethics program, the paper reviews what one system did on its path to a flourishing program and what others can learn from it.