Policy Statement: Institutional Ethics Committees.
Published: May 2019
Vol. 143, No. 5 , p.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
In hospitals throughout the United States, institutional ethics committees (IECs) have become a standard vehicle for the education of health professionals about biomedical ethics, for the drafting and review of hospital policy, and for clinical ethics case consultation. In addition, there is increasing interest in a role for the IEC in organizational ethics. Recommendations are made about the membership and structure of an IEC, and guidance is provided for those serving on an IEC. (Author abstract)
ethics; professional training; health personnel; policy formation; organizations; guidelines; program implementation