The roles of the ethics consultant

William J. Winslade

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    In this comment I discuss the role of an ethics case consultant in an institutional setting, in contrast to situations when an ethics consultant serves an individual client. In the former situation, I believe the case consultant should articulate ethical issues, options, and arguments, but not recommend a particular course of conduct. In the latter situation, the role of the ethics consultant can be defined and determined in negotiations with the client.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)335-337
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Ethics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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