National Center for Ethics in Health Care
IntegratedEthics Facility Workbook
The IntegratedEthics® Facility Workbook is designed to help health care facilities assess current ethics quality, identify strengths and opportunities for improvement, set goals, and develop quality improvement plans. It provides information about the mechanisms, processes, and systems a facility has in place to address ethical concerns. It is recommended that IE staff complete the IEFW annually.
The workbook helps a facility understand:
- how good its ethics consultation service is
- how well it performs preventive ethics
- how effectively leadership supports ethics in health care
Completing the workbook for the first time establishes a baseline for improvement efforts. Repeating the workbook over time enables a facility to monitor improvements. The IntegratedEthics Program Officer in each facility is responsible for ensuring that the workbook is completed.