A Code of Ethics for Health Care Ethics Consultants: Journey to the Present and Implications for the Field

  title={A Code of Ethics for Health Care Ethics Consultants: Journey to the Present and Implications for the Field},
  author={Anita J Tarzian and Lucia D. Wocial and The ASBH Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Comm},
  journal={The American Journal of Bioethics},
  pages={38 - 51}
  • A. Tarzian, L. Wocial, The ASBH Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Comm
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Bioethics
For decades a debate has played out in the literature about who bioethicists are, what they do, whether they can be considered professionals qua bioethicists, and, if so, what professional responsibilities they are called to uphold. Health care ethics consultants are bioethicists who work in health care settings. They have been seeking guidance documents that speak to their special relationships/duties toward those they serve. By approving a Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities for… 
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