Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2018
Ethics Services in Catholic Health Care
Matthew R. Kenney
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.