A Pilot Evaluation of Portfolios for Quality Attestation of Clinical Ethics Consultants

Joseph J. Fins, Eric Kodish, Felicia Cohn, Marion Danis, Arthur R. Derse, Nancy Neveloff Dubler, Barbara Goulden, Mark Kuczewski, Mary Beth Mercer, Robert A. Pearlman, Martin L. Smith, Anita Tarzian, Stuart J. Youngner

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Abstract

Although clinical ethics consultation is a high-stakes endeavor with an increasing prominence in health care systems, progress in developing standards for quality is challenging. In this article, we describe the results of a pilot project utilizing portfolios as an evaluation tool. We found that this approach is feasible and resulted in a reasonably wide distribution of scores among the 23 submitted portfolios that we evaluated. We discuss limitations and implications of these results, and suggest that this is a significant step on the pathway to an eventual certification process for clinical ethics consultants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Bioethics
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2016

Keywords

  • clinical ethics consultation
  • ethics consultants
  • portfolio evaluation
  • quality assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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