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National Center for Ethics in Health Care


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IntegratedEthics® (IE) is a comprehensive approach to managing ethics in health care organizations. It represents a radical departure from the traditional ethics committee model. The goal of IE is to support, maintain, and improve ethics quality in health care.

 IntegratedEthics® Services

Program Management

The IE Council serves as the leadership body to provide oversight for the program. The IE Council is chaired by a senior leader of the facility. The IE Program Officer directs the day-to-day operations of the program and acts as administrative officer for the council.

IE Program Officer's Desk Reference

Full Listing of Program Management Tools and Resources

Ethics Consultation

Ethics consultation improves health care quality by helping staff members, patients, and families resolve ethical concerns. IE provides comprehensive standards, methods, and tools to ensure high quality ethics consultations in all VHA Facilities.

Ethics Consultation Primer

Full Listing of Ethics Consultation Tools and Resources

Preventive Ethics

Preventive Ethics tackles recurring ethical concerns by applying quality improvement methods to identify and address ethics quality gaps on a systems level.

Preventive Ethics Primer

Full Listing of Preventive Ethics Tools and Resources

Ethical Leadership

The Ethical Leadership component of IE provides health care leaders with the practical tools and training they need to foster an ethical environment and culture that will make it easier for employees to "do the right thing."

Ethical Leadership Primer

Full Listing of Ethical Leadership Tools and Resources