BUL4602 Fall-2011 Lecture 11 , Reading 1

BUL4602 Fall-2011 Lecture 11 , Reading 1 - G UIDELINES FOR...

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Unformatted text preview: G UIDELINES FOR E THICS C OMMITTEES A Resource for Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Hospices Committee on Ethics Committee Standards Florida Bioethics Network April 2009 Copyright © 1996, 2009 Florida Bioethics Network _________________________________________________________ Florida Bioethics Network Ethics Committee Guidelines 1 PREFACE he Florida Bioethics Network (FBN) was formed in 1990 for the purpose of providing an educational forum to share experiences and a mechanism to provide expertise, primarily through conferences and workshops. In the spring of 1994, FBN’s Board of Directors sponsored the development of guidelines for ethics committees. A key challenge was the development of guidelines that would be broadly applicable given the diversity of a state like Florida that includes small rural and county hospitals, large municipal or county facilities, and tertiary referral centers. The 1996 “Guidelines for Ethics Committees” has proven to be one of the FBN’s most popular and useful resources. This latest edition of the Guidelines updates the original recommendations in light of the significant evolution of institutional ethics committees over the past twelve years. However, the goal of these Guidelines is still to offer practical advice to organizations, institutions and especially individuals who seek to address bioethical issues in health care by establishing or serving on health care ethics committees. We hope they will provide you and your institution with practical tools to meet the bioethical needs of your institution and your community. The Florida Bioethics Network welcomes your comments. T _________________________________________________________ Florida Bioethics Network Ethics Committee Guidelines 2 Florida Bioethics Network 2009 Committee on Ethics Committee Guidelines Robin N. Fiore, PhD Adelaide R. Snyder Professor of Ethics Florida Atlantic University Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, Committee Co-Chair Director, Florida Bioethics Network Director, University of Miami Bioethics Program Kathryn A. Koch, MD Chief, Division of Critical Care Shands Medical Center/Jacksonville University of Florida College of Medicine Ray Moseley, PhD, Committee Co-Chair Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism University of Florida College of Medicine Ben Mulvey, PhD Nova Southeastern University Glenn Singer, MD, Committee Chair 1996 Broward General Medical Center Jeffery Spike, Ph.D. Department of Medical Humanities Florida State University College of Medicine _________________________________________________________ Florida Bioethics Network Ethics Committee Guidelines 3 1.0 INTRODUCTION Formally constituted “Ethics Committees” have become the most common means of addressing ethical issues and problems that arise in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and other health care facilities. These committees have adopted a variety of different missions and come in a variety of different forms....
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BUL4602 Fall-2011 Lecture 11 , Reading 1 - G UIDELINES FOR...

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