Volume 24, Number 1, Spring 2013

“Surmounting Elusive Barriers: The Case for Bioethics Mediation”

Edward J. Bergman

The Journal of Clinical Ethics 24, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 11-24.


Abstract: This article describes, analyzes, and advocates for management of clinical healthcare conflict by a process commonly referred to as bioethics mediation. Section I provides a brief introduction to classical mediation outside the realm of clinical healthcare. Section II highlights certain distinguishing characteristics of bioethics mediation. Section III chronicles the history of bioethics mediation and references a number of seminal writings on the subject. Finally, Section IV analyzes barriers that have, thus far, limited the widespread implementation of bioethics mediation.

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