AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. May 2016, Volume 18, Number 5

Ethics Poll

Clinical Ethics Consultations

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

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.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of AMA Journal of Ethics readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.