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Ellen Fox and her colleagues (Fox, Myers and Pearlman 2007) have generated a rich set of data about ethics consultations in US hospitals that raise serious concerns about this mode of conflict resolution. Using the data they have collected, I want to highlight several issues that question the ethical legitimacy of the ethics consult service (ECS) model, and I want to argue that it may be time to replace ethics consultation with ethics mediation.
Fiester, A. (2007). The Failure of the Consult Model: Why "Mediation" Should Replace "Consultation". Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/bioethics_papers/55
Date Posted: 22 May 2007
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