Wednesday, April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010
Some hospitals have people who "roam" about the hospital looking for ethical issues and/or pain sufferers.
Last week when I was talking to a group of nurses and one complained that she often has to do inhumane treatment on a child without being able to talk to the physicians who were ordering it, I reached back into my life as an academic and wondered if hospitals couldn’t profit from a DEAN!!
We always had recourse to a dean who could whip recalcitrant faculty into some sort of order. I think well-functioning ethics committees could serve this purpose, IF issues are brought to them.
What do you think?