Center for Bioethics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

February 2007


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.


Postprint version. Published in The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 7, Issue 2, February 2007, pages 31-32.
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Date Posted: 22 May 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.