Institutional challenges for clinical ethics committees.

  title={Institutional challenges for clinical ethics committees.},
  author={Andrea D{\"o}rries and Pierre Boitte and Ana Borove{\vc}ki and Jean-Philippe Cobbaut and Stella Reiter-Theil and Anne-Marie Slowther},
  journal={HEC forum : an interdisciplinary journal on hospitals' ethical and legal issues},
  volume={23 3},
Clinical ethics committees (CECs) have been developing in many countries since the 1980s, more recently in the transitional countries in Eastern Europe. With their increasing profile they are now faced with a range of questions and challenges regarding their position within the health care organizations in which they are situated: Should CECs be independent bodies with a critical role towards institutional management, or should they be an integral part of the hospital organization? In this… CONTINUE READING

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