ERIC Number: ED417627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Healthcare Ethics Committees: The Evaluation Results.
Lusky, Richard A.; Spicker, Stuart F.
This demonstration project provided specialized training to members of newly constituted healthcare ethics committees (HECs) across the United States. Between 1992 and 1996, 25 faculty with experience in healthcare ethics provided on-site training at hospitals and health centers in 54 communities in 32 states. Sixty training modules were developed and implemented during the project. The training programs were attended by more than 650 HEC members, representing medicine, nursing, social work, law, religion, and related professions. At most training sites significant numbers of non-HEC members attended one or more program sessions as well; an estimated 1,500 individuals participated in these programs. Local committee members helped design their programs. Half of the topical sessions were devoted to providing core information required to launch and run effective HECs. Other sessions covered basic ethical frameworks and principles drawn from the fields of bioethics, nursing ethics, or health law. In-depth coverage of bioethics issues associated with direct patient care were also covered in training sessions. Project evaluation results are presented, including participant characteristics and ratings of content and approach, organization and subject matter, instruction and relevance. Appendices include an evaluation form and biographical sketches of faculty members. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.