Journal article

Philosophy of Healthcare Ethics Practice Statements: Quality Attestation and Beyond

Lauren Notini

HEC Forum | SPRINGER | Published : 2018


One element of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities' recently-piloted quality attestation portfolio for clinical ethics consultants is a "philosophy of clinical ethics consultation statement" describing the candidate's approach to clinical ethics consultation. To date, these statements have been under-explored in the literature, in contrast to philosophy statements in other fields such as academic teaching. In this article, I argue there is merit in expanding the content of these statements beyond clinical ethics consultation alone to describe the author's approach to other important "domains" of healthcare ethics practice (e.g., organizational policy development/review and ethi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Kevin Reel, Barbara Secker, Jennifer Gibson and the two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this manuscript. I would also like to thank Carolyn Ells and members of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics for discussing with me some of the key ideas behind this manuscript. I also acknowledge the infrastructure funding received from the Victorian State Government through the Operational Infrastructure Support (OIS) Program.