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IntegratedEthics Resources

IE Overview

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 the continuous improvement of ethics quality.

General IE Information

IE Overview Article

IE Directive FAQ

Improving Ethics Quality: Looking Beneath the Surface

IntegratedEthics: Closing the Ethics Quality Gap

What is Ethics Quality?

A Brief Business Case for Ethics

IE: Improving Ethics Quality in Health Care Video

Domains of Ethics in Health Care

Program Management

The IntegratedEthics® model includes a variety of structures and processes to support effective 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 (IEPO) directs the day-to-day operations of the program and acts as administrative officer for the council.


IE Program Officer's Desk Reference

IE Council Member Orientation Guide

VISN Roles and Responsibilities

VISN POC Quick Start Guide

Tools, Activities, and Documentation

IE Program Status Check and Planning Tool

IE Council Self-Assessment Tool

VISN IEAB Reflection Tool

Communication Tools

IntegratedEthics "iceberg" labeled for levels of ethics quality 4.7" x 6.5"; 1423px x 1961px; 300ppi

IntegratedEthics "iceberg" labeled for IE functions 4.7" x 6.5"; 1423px 1961px;300ppi

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Training and Development

IntegratedEthics: Improving Ethics Quality in Health Care Video

A Brief Business Case for Ethics

IntegratedEthics: Closing the Ethics Quality Gap

What is Ethics Quality?

Vision of Ethics Quality Play Exercise

Assessment and Evaluation

IntegratedEthics Facility Workbook Page

IntegratedEthics Facility Workbook: Guide to Understanding Your Results

IntegratedEthics Facility Workbook Analysis Tool

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.

Primer and Guides

Ethics Consultation Primer

Ethics Consultation Coordinator Training Tool and Hand-off Guide

Guide for New Ethics Consultants

Tools, Activities, and Documentation

CASES Pocket Card

Ethics Case Consultation Summmary Sample Fillable Form

Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool

Four Key Elements for a Quality Ethics Consultation

ServiceSample Ethics Consultation #1 - Addresses Key Elements Well

Sample Ethics Consultation #2 - Does Not Address Key Elements Well

Template: Ethics Consultant Appointment Letter to the Ethics Consultation

Communication Tools

Ethics Consultation Brochure

Ethics Consultation Poster

Ethics Consultation Flyer

Increasing Awareness of Ethics Consultation Availability Among Patients and Families

Ethics Consultation Brochure (Spanish)

Ethics Consultation Poster (Spanish)

Ethics Consultation Flyer (Spanish)

Training and Developing

Ethics Consultation: Responding to Ethics Questions in Health Care Video Part I

Ethics Consultation: Responding to Ethics Questions in Health Care Video Part II

Course Materials (for videos above)

Ethics Consultation: Beyond the Basics

Ethics Consultation Quality Assessment Project

Assessment and Evaluation

Ethics Consultant Proficiency Assessment Tool (EC PAT)

Ethics Consultation Service Proficiency Assessment Tool (EC SPAT)

Preventive Ethics

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

Primer and Guide

Preventive Ethics Primer

Preventive Ethics Coordinator Handoff Guide

Tools, Activities, and Documentation

PE Intake Form Blank

PE Intake Worksheet Blank

Applying Prioritization Criteria to Each
Ethics Issue: Worksheet 

Worksheet: Writing a Refined Improvement Goal

Preventive Ethics ISSUES Summary SampleBlank Summary Form

Blank Storyboard Worksheet

Preventive Ethics Meeting Minutes Fillable Form

VISN Tool - Preventive Ethics Summary of Ethics Cross-cutting Issues

Training and Development

Preventive Ethics: Beyond the Basics

Preventive Ethics: Addressing Quality Gaps on a Systems Level

Ethical Leadership

The Ethical Leadership component 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: Fostering an Ethical Environment and Culture

Tools and Activities

Ethical Leadership Bookmark 2in x 8in3in x 5in

Ethical Decision-making Quality Check

Ethical Leadership
Self-Assessment Tool (ELSA)

Ethical Leadership Tips

Ethical Leadership Interview Questions Tool

Ethical Leadership Improvement Plan Checklist

Value of the Month Ethical Leadership Activities - (editable version)

Value of the Day Discussion

Value of the Day E-mail Activity

Triage Tool for Ethics-Related Leadership Decisions

Triage Tool Instructions

Exercise with Examples

Comunication Tools

Employee Ethics Tips Pamphlet

Employee Ethics Tip Poster

Training and Development

Ethical Leadership Curriculum (Faculty Guide)