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Clinical Ethics Consultation: Attention to Cultural and Historic Context

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Author(s): Youngner, Stuart J. | Watson, Susan E.

Journal: Arbor : Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura
ISSN 0210-1963

Volume: CLXXXIV;
Issue: 730;
Start page: 285;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Clinical Ethics Consultation (CEC) | bioethics | animal rights | malpractice | moral support | psychological comfort | Consulta Ética Clínica (CEC) | bioética | derechos de los animales | negligencias | soporte moral | confort psicológico

ABSTRACT
The clinical ethics consultation is a relatively new activity in US; a sort of service set aside for helping individual patients and groups. The historical evolution of CEC is described from the very beginning to 1976. Among other duties CEC gives moral support and psychological comfort to professionals related to health in decision-making moments. The operative methods and the access systems to CEC are fully described.La Consulta Ética Clínica es una actividad relativamente nueva en USA, como un servicio destinado a ayudar a pacientes individuales o grupos. Se describe la evolución histórica de la CEC desde su inicio en 1976. Entre otras funciones, la CEC presta un soporte moral y un “confort” psicológico a los profesionales de la salud en la toma de decisiones. Se describen los métodos operativos y de acceso a la CEC.
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