The modern challenges
of healthcare require an increasing awareness of the ethical
and moral issues that encompass the welfare of patients and
the functioning of healthcare organizations. In response, Memoiral
Medical Center established the Human Values and Ethics Committee.
Purpose -The Human Values and Ethics Committee is to
serve as an advisory body to the hospital’s administrative and
medical staff on matters relating to ethical aspects of patient
care at Memorial Medical Center.
Functions - The Human Values and Ethics Committee's functions
are case review/clinical ethics consultation reports, development/review
of various hospital policies/guidelines and education in dealing
with ethical issues and concerns.
Meeting Frequency - The Human Values and Ethics
Committee meets once a month for approximately two hours.
Membership - The Committee is an interdisciplinary group
with representation from administration, medical staff, pastoral
care, resident physicians, medical students, clinical ethics
center staff, nurses, social services, and the community-at-large. All disciplines are welcome.
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