New Policy for Educating Patients and Obtaining Informed Consent for Long-term Opioid Therapy
Use these four tips to foster an ethical environment and culture that will make it easier for employees to “do the right thing.”
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.
Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness and Response - NCEHC is working with other VHA program offices to develop guidance on Ebola preparedness and response that reflects ethical principles of respect, fairness, and transparency, as well as the duty to care and the reciprocal obligations of the VA to protect and support staff.
Sound Ethics in Health Care Podcast - Signature Informed Consent for Long-Term Opioid Therapy
Announcing Issue 32 of IntegratedEthics in Action - Cultivating Effective Communication for Promoting Transparency and Sharing Ethical Concerns
Ethical Leadership Tip Sheet offers practical information about the Four Compass Points of Ethical Leadership