Institutional ethics committees and the shield of immunity.
Institutional ethics committees have been hailed as a good resource for physicians confronting complex ethical issues in patient care.
Physicians may seek ethics committee consultations to receive impartial assistance in decision making, to resolve conflicts, and to avoid cumbersome court procedures and unwieldy litigation.
The endorsement of ethics committees by the President's Commission, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the Department of Health and Human Services, along with recent state legislation governing committees in Maryland, New Jersey, and Hawaii, raises questions about the proper scope and authority of ethics committees.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethique, Médecine, Organisation, Etats Unis, Système institutionnel, Aspect juridique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethics, Medicine, Organization, United States, Institutional system, Legal aspect, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0236200
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.