The Health Care Ethics Consultant by Francoise C. BaylisThe Health Care Ethics Consultant by Francoise C. Baylis

The Health Care Ethics Consultant

byFrancoise C. Baylis

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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In The Health Care Ethics Consultant, a panel of 15 health care ethicists and scholars in medicine, philosophy, theology, and law hammer out a standard of care governing the now decisively emergent practice of ethics consultation in the health care community. They debate such issues as: Who should be considered health care ethics consultants? To whom should they give advice? What should be their responsibilities and training? And should there be some kind of accreditation or certification program?The authoritative contributors here develop, as an alternative to certification, a "profile" of the professional health care ethics consultant and describe what they believe that person's requisite knowledge, skills, and character traits ought to be. Also included is a thorough analysis of legal liability by a respected law firm, a critical overview of the education and training needed for the position, and a discussion of minimal working conditions. The Health Care Ethics Consultant offers important insights into, and ideas about, the role and training of the new generation of advisors-health care ethics consultants who are today everywhere engaged in helping the medical establishment grapple with the increasingly complex ethical issues raised by advancing medical technology.
Title:The Health Care Ethics ConsultantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617370037

ISBN - 13:9781617370038

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Françoise Baylis. Certification of Health Care Ethics Consultants: Advantages and Disadvantages, Susan Sherwin. A Profile of the Health Care Ethics Consultant. Françoise Baylis. "...Has Knowledge of (Interpersonal) Facilitation Techniques and Theory; Has the Ability to Facilitate (Interpersonally)..."Fact or Fiction? Abbyann Lynch. Feeder Disciplines: The Education and Training of Health Care Ethics Consultants, Eugene Bereza, Michael Burgess, Bridget Campion, Jocelyn Downie, Janet Storch, and George Webster. From Avocation to Vocation: Working Conditions for Clinical Health Care Ethics Consultants, Benjamin Freedman. Liability of Health Care Ethics Consultants, Larry Lowenstein and Jeanne DesBrisay. What Does a Health Care Ethics Consultant Look Like?: Results of a Canadian Survey, Michael D. Coughlin and John L. Watts. Appendix. Index.

Editorial Reviews

...makes a significant contribution to the literature. It represents a critical assessment of both theoretical and practical issues facing practitioners in ethics consultation.-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal