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New Policy for Educating Patients and Obtaining Informed Consent for Long-term Opioid Therapy

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Voices of Integrity

VA employees tell in their own words what integrity means to them as they work to serve Veterans.

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Certifying Ethics Consultants

Certifying Ethics Consultants

Developing a Certifying Examination for Health Care Ethics Consultants

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The National Center for Ethics in Health Care serves as VA's authoritative resource for addressing the complex ethical issues that arise in patient care, health care management, and research.

We provide information, education, and consultation and oversee nationwide programs and quality improvement projects to help health care practitioners and administrators to understand and apply health care ethics standards.

We also provide information to Veterans, patients, and their families to help them understand ethical issues that relate to their health care experience.


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Introducing True North, the newsletter of the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Issue 1 features the Virtual Quality Improvement meeting, the NCEHC Learning Resources Catalog, Voices of Integrity, and more.

Join us for Ethics and Professionalism Grand Rounds: What Is Moral Distress? December 8, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time. VA employees can click here to pre-register for CEU credit. (You must be inside the VA firewall to register.) Click here for the webcast on the day of the presentation.

New Dialed In podcast for Veterans and Families! Setting Health Care Goals When You're Seriously Ill - How to make sure you get the health care that’s right for you when you are dealing with a serious health problem.

Servant Leadership: Intersections with Ethics, Business Integrity & Compliance (43:49) A presentation by Dr. Maureen Cash, VHA National Center for Organization Development









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National Center for Ethics
in Health Care
Veterans Health Administration
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 632-8457
Fax: (202) 632-8456