AMA Journal of Ethics®

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. May 2016, Volume 18, Number 5: 473-563.

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Clinical Ethics Consultation

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

What is the most important role of ethics committees and consultation services in health care organizations in the United States?

For an analysis of these and other roles of ethics committees and consultation services in health care organizations, see the May 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

Health care organizations are required by federal law to have ethics committees and clinical ethics consultation services available to patients, patients’ loved ones, and clinicians.

Find an answer to this question in the May 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

From the Editor

Health Care Ethics Consultation in the United States
Karel-Bart Celie and Kenneth Prager
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:475-478.

Ethics Cases

What is an Emergency Ethics Consultation?
Commentary by Jeremy R. Simon
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:479-484.

Process Matters: Notes on Bioethics Consultation
Commentary by Hannah I. Lipman and Tia Powell
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:485-492.

Consequences for Patients and Their Loved Ones When Physicians Refuse to Participate in Ethics Consultation Processes
Commentary by David S. Seres
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:493-498.

Podcast

How Health Care Ethics Committees Engage Clinical Practice and Professionalization: An Interview with Joseph J. Fins Listen

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Ethics Committees and Consultations
Danielle Chaet
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:499-500.

Medical Education

Roles of Student Ethics Committees in Preparing Future Physicians
Carolyn Johnston
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:501-505.

In the Literature

Ethics for Ethicists? The Professionalization of Clinical Ethics Consultation
Rachel Yarmolinsky
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:506-513.

State of the Art and Science

Health Care Ethics Consultation via Telemedicine: Linking Expert Clinical Ethicists and Local Consultants
Alexander A. Kon and Maj. Robert J. Walter
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:514-520.

International Access to Clinical Ethics Consultation via Telemedicine
Katrina A. Bramstedt
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:521-527.

Policy Forum

Strategies to Improve Health Care Ethics Consultation: Bridging the Knowledge Gap
Ellen Fox
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:528-533.

Medicine and Society

Health Care Ethics Committees as Mediators of Social Values and the Culture of Medicine
Cynthia M.A. Geppert and Wayne Shelton
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:534-539.

Understanding and Utilizing the Convening Power of Ethics Consultation
Joseph J. Fins
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:540-545.

History of Medicine

Why Did Hospital Ethics Committees Emerge in the US?
Mark P. Aulisio
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:546-553.

Second Thoughts

Hospital Ethics Committees, Consultants, and Courts
George Annas and Michael Grodin
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:554-559.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:560-563.