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Clinical Ethics Consultation Toolkit


  • Provides a comprehensive step-by-step method for providing clinical ethics consultation services

  • Contains systematic decision process for arriving at concrete solutions to specific, challenging questions

  • Offers support in a context of professional diversity


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Bashir Jiwani
    Pages 9-14
  3. Bashir Jiwani
    Pages 15-17
  4. Bashir Jiwani
    Pages 18-24
  5. Bashir Jiwani
    Pages 25-29
  6. Bashir Jiwani
    Pages 30-41

About this book


This workbook is a companion to Clinical Ethics Consultation: A Practical Guide to Changing Culture, Building Capacity and Solving Problems Case by Case. The Toolkit lays out the process for clinical ethics consultation in a series of steps within five phases: Pre-Consult, Interviews, Mid-Consult, Consult meeting(s), and Post-Consult. For each step, the Toolkit provides directions for how to complete it, tips for success, and worksheets for capturing data and analysis. The Clinical Ethics Consultation Toolkit is the playbook from which clinical ethics consultants can draw methods and strategies for effectively delivering ethics consultation.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fraser Health Ethics Services and Diversity ServicesBurnabyCanada

About the authors

Dr. Bashir Jiwani is Ethicist and Director of Ethics Services and Diversity Services with Fraser Health, one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. He has also served as Leader of Ethics Services for Providence Health Care in Vancouver and Northern Alberta Coordinator with the Provincial Health Ethics Network. In these roles spanning close to two decades, he has been integrally involved with directly providing clinical ethics consults, setting up clinical ethics services and assisting others to do the same. Bashir's academic background is in philosophy and public health. He has a Doctorate from the University of Alberta’s Public Health Sciences department and a Master's degree in Applied Ethics, specializing in Bioethics, from UBC. His research interests include clinical ethics consultation, ethics and public health policy, health care resource allocation, the work of ethics services in both clinical and organizational ethics, ethical decision-making, ethics in Islam, and bioethics in a multicultural context. Some of the professional committees and task forces Bashir has been involved in include the Board of the Canadian Bioethics Society, the Canadian Blood Services' Organ Donation and Transplantation Expert Advisory Committee, Practicing Healthcare Ethicists Exploring Professionalization, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC’s Ethical Standards and Conduct Review, and the BC College of Pharmacy Ethics Committee. Bashir is also an experienced speaker, having delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations across the country and internationally on issues in ethics and health ethics both for academic audiences and to health care administrators, providers, patients and the public.

Bibliographic information

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“This book is intended specifically for individuals providing ethics consultations in the healthcare setting. … This book provides useful worksheets that can aid individuals conducting clinical consultations in the healthcare setting. The worksheets provide a simple format for collecting and organizing case facts. Because of the limited literature on this aspect, this book is a welcome addition to the ethics consultation world.” (Kristen Senetar, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2017)