Exploring a Model Role Description for Ethicists
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This paper provides a description of the role of the clinical ethicist as it is generally experienced in Canada. It examines the activities of Canadian ethicists working in healthcare institutions and the way in which their work incorporates more than ethics case consultation. The Canadian Bioethics Society established a “Taskforce on Working Conditions for Bioethics” (hereafter referred to as the Taskforce), to make recommendations on a number of issues affecting ethicists and to develop a model role description. This essay carefully assesses this model role description.
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- 1. William Osler Health System, Brampton Civic Hospital, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, ON, L6R 3J7, Canada
- 2. W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, The University of British Columbia, 227-6356 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
- 3. St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, M6R 1B5, Canada
- 4. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 219 Charlton Ave West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 2E3, Canada
- 5. Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University Medical Center, 4X4-1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
- 6. St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 801 Commissioners Road E., London, ON, N6C 5J1, Canada
- 7. The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8, Canada