Embedding clinical ethics in a health care system : the experience of the UK clinical ethics network
Slowther, Anne. (2008) Embedding clinical ethics in a health care system : the experience of the UK clinical ethics network. Bioethica Forum, Vol.1 (No.1). pp. 40-45. ISSN 1662-601XFull text not available from this repository.
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The development of clinical ethics committees in European countries has been increasing in momentum over the past ten years. The health care systems and regulatory frameworks in which these committees are developing vary widely shaping their specific structure and procedural role but the committees share many similar challenges. These include isolation within their institution, ambiguities in standard setting, and engaging with the wider health care system. In the UK a national Network of clinical ethics committees was established in 2001 in part to address some of these challenges. The Network provides opportunities for clinical ethics committees to share experience and to access educational and other resource materials, and has developed a critical mass which can engage with policy making organisations to raise the profile of clinical ethics within health care. The Network has been successful in achieving some of its aims but less so in achieving others. The experience of the UK Clinical Ethics Network can be helpful to those seeking to develop the field of clinical ethics, and specifically support developing clinical ethics committees in other countries.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Institute of Clinical Education (ICE)
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medical ethics -- Great Britain, Medical ethics committees -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bioethica Forum|
|Publisher:||Schwabe und Co. AG|
|Page Range:||pp. 40-45|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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