HEC Forum

, 18:279 | Cite as

Introduction: Ethics Committees and Failure to Thrive

  • Ann E. Mills
  • Mary V. Rorty
  • Edward M. Spencer


Ethical Climate Healthcare Organization Ethic Education Clinical Ethic Ethic Consultation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann E. Mills
    • 1
  • Mary V. Rorty
    • 2
  • Edward M. Spencer
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Biomedical EthicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.StanfordUSA
  3. 3.Center for Biomedical EthicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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