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date: 22 March 2019

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This chapter discusses clinical ethics support services (CES Services), the development of which has arisen to help respond to ethical issues arising in health care settings. CES services are comprised of an individual or group, usually in an organization, who can provide a suite of services to support all stakeholders in identifying and managing ethical issues they face. While there is a degree of consensus about the potential value of such services, they are also the focus of ongoing theoretical, methodological and political debates. The aim of this chapter is to provide health care managers with an account of how and why CES services are becoming a part of the contemporary organizational landscape of health care, and describe the concerns that bioethicists and others have raised regarding their role, function and dissemination.

Keywords: clinical ethics, clinical ethics support services, clinical ethics committees, clinical ethics consultants

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