Thursday, April 29, 2010
April 29, 2010
I’ve told countless ethics committees: “When will you have a consult? When there’s a conflict.”
But maybe there is more to see here: Maybe the moral distress felt by families who are having too much information thrown to them, are being asked questions to which they have no answers, are being deluged by concerns over which they have no control, need to have the services of an ethics committee made available to them.
Perhaps they don’t even see what they are facing as conflictual; but the sensitive physician who offers to participate in such a consult might provide great benefit to the family and perhaps even to him/herself!
What do you think?