Patient Centered Care
Advance directives and other health care documents should be based on patients' unique values, goals, and preferences.
Every VA health care facility has an Integratedethics program. Learn how staff have been working to improve ethics quality.
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.
Researchers Import IE’s Ethics Consultation Concepts and Materials to Japan. Full story in IntegratedEthics in Action, Vol. 29 (March 2014)
VHA Issues Revised Handbook on IntegratedEthics. Updates include implementation input from regional and field staff, clarification of team roles, additional examples of ethical leadership behaviors, and updated definitions. VHA Handbook 1004.06 and Model IntegratedEthics Policy
Training for Staff Who Provide Information and Assistance with Completing Advance Directives
This training is intended to enable designated staff to provide information about advance directives and assistance with completing forms to patients who request this service.
Comprehensive training materials include trainer's and trainee's guides, PowerPoint slides, forms, course materials, and handouts. Get materials
Fostering an Ethical Environment and Culture
The National Center for Ethics in Health Care provides a range of educational materials, tools, and activities designed to help leaders develop their ability to foster their organization's ethical environment and culture. Start here
Beyond the Basics
This set of six modules provides training to Preventive Ethics Coordinators and other members of the IntegratedEthics community on how to identify, study, and select a strategy to measurably improve ethical practices. Go to modules