National Center for Ethics in Health Care
New Policy for Educating Patients and Obtaining Informed Consent for Long-term Opioid Therapy
VA launches the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative to improve care for patients with serious illness.
Ethics Consultation Quality Assessment Tool: A Novel Method for Assessing the Quality of Ethics Case Consultations Based on Written Records
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.
View the June 5 Ethics and Professionalism Grand Rounds Moral Distress Series Part III webcast. Dr. Cynda Rushton presents "Cultivating Moral Resilience in the Midst of Ethical Challenges.” Accreditation CEUs should be available in July for the TMS course. Click here to watch!
Giving Voice to Values: Podcast Now Online. Dr. Mary Gentile discusses “Giving Voice to Values,” an innovative approach to values-driven leadership development that encourages employees, Veterans, and families to speak up when they have ethical concerns and do what they believe is right. Listen or download.
New Newsletter Issue! True North Issue 4, the newsletter of VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Issue 4 features Advance Directives, Voices of Integrity podcasts, and the Ethical Healthcare Leadership Program.