The roles of the ethics consultant

William J. Winslade

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In this comment I discuss the role of an ethics case consultant in an institutional setting, in contrast to situations when an ethics consultant serves an individual client. In the former situation, I believe the case consultant should articulate ethical issues, options, and arguments, but not recommend a particular course of conduct. In the latter situation, the role of the ethics consultant can be defined and determined in negotiations with the client.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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