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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A CLINICAL ETHICS CONSULTATION NARRATIVE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Stuart G. Finder
      Pages 21-42 Open Access
  3. CRITICAL RESPONSE TO THE ZADEH SCENARIO

  4. REFLECTIONS ON METHOD IN RESPONSE TO THE ZADEH SCENARIO AND PART TWO

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-111
    2. Mark P. Aulisio
      Pages 127-137 Open Access
    3. George J. Agich
      Pages 139-150 Open Access
    4. Lisa Rasmussen
      Pages 151-160 Open Access
  5. CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO PARTS ONE, TWO, AND THREE (ON THE WAY TOWARDS PEER REVIEW)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-163
    2. Jeffrey P. Bishop
      Pages 179-192 Open Access
    3. Guy A. M. Widdershoven, Bert Molewijk, Suzanne Metselaar
      Pages 193-203 Open Access
  6. REFLECTIVE SUMMARY AND RESPONSE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Stuart G. Finder, Mark J. Bliton
      Pages 207-228 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access book about the Zadeh Project demonstrates and explores a core question in clinical ethics: how can ethics consultants be accountable in the face of a robust plurality of ethical standpoints, especially those that underwrite practices and methods for doing ethics consultation as well as those viewpoints and values encountered in daily clinical ethics practice? Underscoring this question is the recognition that the field of clinical ethics consultation has arrived at a crucial point in its maturation. Many efforts are underway to more formally “professionalize” the field, with most aimed toward stabilizing a specific set of institutional considerations.  Stretched between these institutional and practical initiatives resides a crucial set of of ethical considerations, chief among them the meaning and scope of responsibility for clinical ethics consultants.  Developed around a long-form case scenario, the Zadeh Project provides a multi-layered series of “peer-reviews”: critique of the actions of the case scenario’s ethics consultant; reflection on clinical ethics method; examination of the many ways that commitments to method and practice can, and do, intersect, overlap, and alter one another. The design and format of this book thus models a key element for clinical ethics practice: the need and ability to provide careful and thoughtful explanation of core moral considerations that emerge among diverse standpoints. Specifically designed for those studying to become and those who are ethics consultants, this book, with its innovative and multi-layered approach, allows readers to share a peer-review-like experience that shows accountability to be what it is, an ethical, not merely procedural or administrative, undertaking.

Keywords

open access book accountability ethics clinical ethics consultant clinical ethics consultation clinically-oriented peer-review institutional and ethical demand medical ethics peer review and peer learning peer-review peer-review in practice practice of ethics consultation professionalization of clinical ethics reflection on clinical ethics theoretical medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart G. Finder
    • 1
  • Mark J. Bliton
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Healthcare EthicsCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Medical BioethicsKaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90955-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90953-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90955-4
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