Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2012

Training in Clinical Ethics Consultation: The Washington Hospital Center Course


Jeffrey P. Spike


The Journal of Clinical Ethics 23, no. 2 (Summer 2012): 147-151.


How can one be trained to enter the evolving field of clinical ethics consultation? The classroom is not the proper place to teach clinical ethics consultation; it is best done in a clinical setting. The author maps the elements that might be included in an apprenticeship, and sets out propositions for debate regarding the training needed for clinical ethics consultants and directors of clinical ethics consultation services.



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