Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: a | Slide: 15
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethics and professionalism
Slide content:Ethics Committee Group of people who meet to discuss ethical dilemmas All accredited hospitals must have a process for resolving ethical questions Membership is usually diverse and may include Doctors and nurses Other health care professionals Social workers and lawyers Religious professionals Members of the community 15
Slide notes:A common way for health care professionals to resolve ethical dilemmas is to consult with others. This can be accomplished by having an ethics committee that is consulted to make ethical decisions. In the United States, all accredited hospitals must have a process for resolving ethical questions, and this usually takes the form of an ethics committee. Many long-term-care facilities and home health care organizations also have ethics committees. The members of the ethics committee usually represent the many kinds of people who have a stake in resolving ethical questions. This can include doctors, nurses, other health care providers, social workers, lawyers, members of the clergy, and people from the community who are not health care professionals. 15