Certification of Health Care Ethics Consultants

Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Susan Sherwin
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


The role of the health care ethics consultant is becoming an increasingly common one in health care practice. For example, many health care institutions and practitioners have found reason to seek either regular or occasional advice from health care ethics consultants. Some health care institutions and policy makers have gone one step further and created positions for ethics consultants, whereas others are considering such a move. In addition, various individuals with a background in health care ethics have expressed interest in offering their services as health care ethics consultants. In most areas of specialized expertise in which qualified individuals offer their services as consultants, aspiring practitioners must establish their credibility and competence by satisfying formally specified programs of professional training and licensure. However, no specific qualifications, standards, or criteria have as yet been established to govern the practice of consultation in the area of health care ethics.


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  • Susan Sherwin

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