The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Ethics Services in Catholic Health Care

Matthew R. Kenney
Pages 93-112

A System Approach to Proactive Ethics Integration

Although ethics consultation services often engage in some of the most complex and delicate clinical situations, little is known about the qual­ity of these services or their effect on patient care and patient and provider satisfaction. There is still significant work to be done in the areas of training, credentialing, and standardization. This article articulates the essential “build­ing blocks” of the Proactive Ethics Integration model developed at Ascension as well as the lessons we have learned along the way.