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Guidelines and Policies

Ethics Committees in Health Care Institutions USA
American Medical Association
These guidelines have been developed to aid in the establishment and functioning of ethics committees in hospitals and other health care institutions that may choose to form such committees.

Toolkits and Protocols

Accreditation Standards Canada Canada
Canada Accreditation
Canada is responsible for the accreditation of health care organisations in Canada. Requirements for accreditation include standards on clinical ethics.

Clinical Ethics Centre
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Clinical Ethics Committee
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Clinical Ethics Committee
Jewish General Hospital

Ethics Codes
The center for ethical practice

Ethics Committee
DHMC Program in Clinical Ethics

Ethics Committee Assessment Tools USA
Ascension Health
A Catholic Health System in the US. Provides some useful tools to assess Clinical Ethics Committee performance.

Ethics Committees in Health Care Institutions
American Medical Association

Ethics Consultation / Ethics Committees
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Clinical Ethics Committee Resources Canada
Canada Provincial Health Ethics Network
Provides a list of webbased resources for clinical ethics committees on the following: Intro to Ethics, Clinical Ethics Committees, the Ethics Consult, Issues in Ethics, Ethics Committee Contacts.

Clinical Ethics at Loma Linda
Loma Linda University Medical Center

Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards USA
Joint Commission on Accreditation
The Joint Commission is responsible for the accreditatation of health care organisations in the United States. One of the requirements for accreditation is that there are formal ethics mechanisms in place: this may take many forms and need not necessarily be an ethics committee.

List of all CECs known to the Network in the UK UK
UK Clinical Ethics Network

The Auckland Hospital Ethics Committee: The first 7 years NZ
New Zealand Medical Journal

Papers, Reports and Books

Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations
1996 Comprehensive Manual for Hospitals.
Chicago: JCAHO, 1996: 95 – 97 US

How do national guidelines frame clinical ethics practice? A comparative analysis of guidelines from the US, the UK, Canada and France
(2013) 85 Social Science & Medicine 74–78
Nathalie Gauchera, John Lantosb, Antoine Payota

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