Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2012

Truly Intensive Clinical Ethics Immersion at the Washington Hospital Center


Christopher L. Church and Thalia Arawi


The Journal of Clinical Ethics 23, no. 2 (Summer 2012): 152-155.


Opportunities for practical, hospital-based training in those skills demanded by clinical ethics consultation (CEC) have been limited. Given the number of individuals who provide part-time CEC, greater access to condensed, practical training such as the clinical ethics immersion course offered by the Washington Hospital Center, is necessary.

      Two participants in the initial cohort evaluate their CE training at a busy, urban referral center, exploring prior expectations, perceptions of its utility and suggestions for improvement. Such training will prove valuable not only for bioethicists who lack practical CEC experience “at the bedside” but also for ethics consultants whose ethics services have a low consult volume who wish to sharpen their skills.



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