Are hospital ethics committees really necessary?

  title={Are hospital ethics committees really necessary?},
  author={Richard S Hipps},
  journal={The Journal of medical humanities},
  volume={13 3},
CONCLUSION Ethics committees are crucial at this point in the history of medicine. They serve as a forum where various ethical issues can be raised, discussed, critically examined, and "where a number of disciplines come together to examine the implications of contemporary medicine upon life." If ethics committees are to be helpful, there must be realistic expectations and accurate descriptions of their functions. This writer, along with most others, would conclude that ethics committees should… CONTINUE READING