HEC Forum 28 (4):273-282 (2016)

This article describes a qualitative study of models of ethics consultation used by ethics consultants in Canada. We found four different models used by Canadian ethics consultants whom we interviewed, and one sub-variant. We describe the lone ethics consultant model, the hub-and-spokes sub-variant of this model; the ethics committee model; the capacity-building model; and the facilitated model. Previous empirical studies of ethics consultation describe only two or three of these models.
Keywords Bioethics  Clinical ethics  Ethics consultation  Health care ethics  Organizational ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s10730-015-9299-z
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