While tens of thousands of people across the United States serve on hospital and other healthcare ethics committees (HECs), almost no carefully prepared educational material exists for HEC members. Ethics by Committee is a one volume collection of chapters developed exclusively for this educational purpose. Experts in bioethics, clinical consultation, health law, and social psychology from across the country contribute chapters on ethics consultation, education, and policy development.
D. Micah Hester is assistant professor of medical humanities and pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and clinical ethicist at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He has authored/edited 7 books, including Community As Healing (2001) and numerous journal articles and commentaries.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Contributors Part 3 Preliminaries Chapter 4 Chapter 1: What should an HEC look & act like? Chapter 5 Chapter 2: The "What?" and "Why?" of Ethics Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Reasoning in Ethics Part 7 Consulting Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Ethics Consultation and the Committee Chapter 9 Chapter 5: Responsibility in Actual Practice: Consent and Participation in Clinical Ethics Consultation Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Cultural Diversity in the Clinical Setting Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Religious Values and Medical Decision-Making Chapter 12 Chapter 8: 8.Ethics Consultation at the End-of-life: Ideals, Rules, and Standards to Guide Decision-Making Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Ethics in Pediatrics Part 14 Educating Chapter 15 Chapter 10: The Health Care Ethics Committee as Educator Chapter 16 Chapter 11:Hospital Ethics Committees and Research with Human Beings Part 17 Thinking about Policy Chapter 18 Chapter 12: Distributive Justice in Hospital Healthcare Chapter 19 Chapter 13: Taking the Lead in Developing Institutional Policies Part 20 Last Thoughts Chapter 21 Chapter 14:Handling the Law in HEC Deliberations Chapter 22 Chapter 15:A Management Guide for the Committee Part 23 Further Resources