The neurologist as ethics consultant and as a member of the institutional ethics committee. The neuroethicist

Neurol Clin. 1989 Nov;7(4):697-713.


Because of the increasing number of neuroethical dilemmas in medicine, neurologists are becoming more involved with the activities of institutional ethics committees and also serving as ethics consultants. This article discusses the role and functions of a "neuroethicist" and gives common clinical examples that illustrate how a neurologist can be of value in these neuroethical dilemmas in the clinical setting.

MeSH terms

  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Neurology*
  • Professional Staff Committees*