Title

Case Notes and Carting of Bioethical Case Consultations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1993

Journal

HEC Forum

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

176

Last Page

195

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01463892

Abstract

In summary, the usual elements of a typical health care ethics consultation note might reasonably accommodate the needs and expectations of relevant parties, and would therefore include: 1. identification of the relevant ethical issues, questions, or dilemmas; 2. reference to any relevant facts--medical, nursing, social, psychological, spiritual, legal, political, etc.; 3. a prioritized list of recommendations to improve coordinated care; 4. a clear and concise articulation of relevant arguments, wtih specific reference to the list of recommendations as well as to the institution's overall ethos; 5. a contextual statement, identifying the perceived degree of consensus or support for the recommendations and conclusions, as well as any inherent agendas.

Notes

Dr. Charles Weijer is currently a faculty member at The University of Western Ontario.

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