Roles of the Clinical Ethics Consultant: A Response to Kornfeld and Prager

David Michael Vaughan, Rebecca Permar, Corisa Rakestraw, Ryan Hart, Leslie C. Griffin, William J. Winslade

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Abstract

We believe that clinical ethics consultants (CECs) should offer advice, options, and recommendations to attending physicians and their teams. In their article in this issue of The Journal of Clinical Ethics, however, Kornfeld and Prager give CECs a somewhat different role. The CEC they describe may at times be more aptly understood as a medical interventionist who appropriates the roles of the attending physician and the medical team than as a traditional CEC. In these remarks, we distinguish the role of the CEC from that of the physician, in contrast to some of these authors' recommendations, which confuse the two roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of clinical ethics
Volume30
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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    Vaughan, D. M., Permar, R., Rakestraw, C., Hart, R., Griffin, L. C., & Winslade, W. J. (2019). Roles of the Clinical Ethics Consultant: A Response to Kornfeld and Prager. The Journal of clinical ethics, 30(2), 117-120.