Are ethics committee members competent to consult?

J Law Med Ethics. 2000 Spring;28(1):30-40, 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720x.2000.tb00314.x.


The authors describe research conducted to assess the skills and knowledge base of individuals who perform ethics consultations in Maryland hospitals. The findings indicate a lack of formal educational preparation on the part of those who perform consults, and a general lack of institutional support for ethics committees.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Committee Membership
  • Educational Status
  • Ethicists
  • Ethics Committees*
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical*
  • Ethics Consultation*
  • Humans
  • Maryland