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    Development of Clinical Ethics Services in the UK: A National Survey.Anne Marie Slowther, Leah McClimans & Charlotte Price - 2012 - Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (4):210-214.
    Background In 2001 a report on the provision of clinical ethics support in UK healthcare institutions identified 20 clinical ethics committees. Since then there has been no systematic evaluation or documentation of their work at a national level. Recent national surveys of clinical ethics services in other countries have identified wide variation in practice and scope of activities. Objective To describe the current provision of ethics support in the UK and its development since 2001. Method A postal/electronic questionnaire survey administered (...)
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    Integrating Theory and Data in Evaluating Clinical Ethics Support. Still a Long Way to Go.Bert Molewijk, Jan Schildmann & Anne Slowther - 2017 - Bioethics 31 (4):234-236.
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    Physicians' Access to Ethics Support Services in Four European Countries.Samia A. Hurst, Stella Reiter-Theil, Arnaud Perrier, Reidun Forde, Anne-Marie Slowther, Renzo Pegoraro & Marion Danis - 2007 - Health Care Analysis 15 (4):321-335.
    Clinical ethics support services are developing in Europe. They will be most useful if they are designed to match the ethical concerns of clinicians. We conducted a cross-sectional mailed survey on random samples of general physicians in Norway, Switzerland, Italy, and the UK, to assess their access to different types of ethics support services, and to describe what makes them more likely to have used available ethics support. Respondents reported access to formal ethics support services such as clinical ethics committees (...)
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    Moral Expertise in the Clinic: Lessons Learned From Medicine and Science.Leah McClimans & Anne Slowther - 2016 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (4):401-415.
    Philosophers and others have questioned whether or not expertise in morality is possible. This debate is not only theoretical, but also affects the perceived legitimacy of clinical ethicists. One argument against moral expertise is that in a pluralistic society with competing moral theories no one can claim expertise regarding what another ought morally to do. There are simply too many reasonable moral values and intuitions that affect theory choice and its application; expertise is epistemically uniform. In this article, we discuss (...)
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    Institutional Challenges for Clinical Ethics Committees.Andrea Dörries, Pierre Boitte, Ana Borovecki, Jean-Philippe Cobbaut, Stella Reiter-Theil & Anne-Marie Slowther - 2011 - HEC Forum 23 (3):193-205.
    Clinical ethics committees (CECs) have been developing in many countries since the 1980s, more recently in the transitional countries in Eastern Europe. With their increasing profile they are now faced with a range of questions and challenges regarding their position within the health care organizations in which they are situated: Should CECs be independent bodies with a critical role towards institutional management, or should they be an integral part of the hospital organization? In this paper, we discuss the organizational context (...)
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    Regulation of Healthcare Ethics Committees in Europe.Norbert Steinkamp, Bert Gordijn, Ana Borovecki, Eugenijus Gefenas, Jozef Glasa, Marc Guerrier, Tom Meulenbergs, Joanna Różyńska & Anne Slowther - 2007 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (4):461-475.
    In this article, the question is discussed if and how Healthcare Ethics Committees (HECs) should be regulated. The paper consists of two parts. First, authors from eight EC member countries describe the status quo in their respective countries, and give reasons as to the form of regulation they consider most adequate. In the second part, the country reports are analysed. It is suggested that regulation of HECs should be central and weak. Central regulation is argued to be apt to improve (...)
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  7. The Concept of Autonomy and its Interpretation in Health Care.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (4):173-175.
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    Use of Cadavers to Train Surgeons: Respect for Donors Should Remain the Guiding Principle.Anne Marie Slowther - 2020 - Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (7):472-473.
    Hannah James makes a persuasive case for the use of donated bodies and body parts in surgical training, enabling high fidelity training, improved competency of surgeons and reduced risk of harm to patients from trainees ‘learning on the job’.1 She also identifies some pertinent ethical questions that arise from this practice that should be considered by training organisations, regulatory authorities and the trainees themselves. Many countries throughout the world have regulated programmes, governed by strict ethical principles, for donating bodies, usually (...)
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    Health Policy, Patient‐Centred Care and Clinical Ethics.Leah M. McClimans, Michael Dunn & Anne-Marie Slowther - 2011 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (5):913-919.
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    Can UK Clinical Ethics Committees Improve Quality of Care?Leah McClimans, Anne-Marie Slowther & Michael Parker - 2012 - HEC Forum 24 (2):139-147.
    Failings in patient care and quality in NHS Trusts have become a recurring theme over the past few years. In this paper, we examine the Care Quality Commission’s Guidance about Compliance: Essential Standards of Quality and Safety and ask how NHS Trusts might be better supported in fulfilling the regulations specified therein. We argue that clinical ethics committees (CECs) have a role to play in this regard. We make this argument by attending to the many ethical elements that are highlighted (...)
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  11. Medical Futility and 'Do Not Attempt Resuscitation' Orders.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (1):18-20.
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  12. Clinical Ethics and Systems Thinking.Susan K. MacRae, Ellen Fox & Anne Slowther - 2008 - In Peter A. Singer & A. M. Viens (eds.), The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 313.
     
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    Ethics Case Consultation in Primary Care: Contextual Challenges for Clinical Ethicists.Anne Slowther - 2009 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 18 (4):397.
    The development of ethics case consultation over the past 30 years, initially in North America and recently in Western Europe, has primarily taken place in the secondary or tertiary healthcare settings. The predominant model for ethics consultation, in some countries overwhelmingly so, is a hospital-based clinical ethics committee. In the United States, accreditation boards suggest the ethics committee model as a way of meeting the ethics component of the accreditation requirement for payment by Health Maintenance Organizations, and in some European (...)
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  14. Determining Best Interests in Patients Who Lack Capacity to Decide for Themselves.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (1):19-21.
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    Clinical Ethics Committees: Opportunity or Threat? [REVIEW]Anne Slowther, Donald Hill & John McMillan - 2002 - HEC Forum 14 (1):4-12.
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    The Role of the Family in Patient Care.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (4):191-193.
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  17. Sharing Information in Health Care: The Nature and Limits of Confidentiality.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (2):82-84.
  18. Patient Requests for Specific Treatments.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (3):135-137.
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    Co-Payment for Medical Treatment.Anne Slowther - 2008 - Clinical Ethics 3 (4):168-170.
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  20. Restraint of Patients in Health Care.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (2):71-73.
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  21. Refusal of Treatment by Patients.Anne-Marie Slowther - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (3):121-123.
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  22. Organ Donation.Anne Slowther - 2009 - Clinical Ethics 4 (2):64-66.
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    The Practical Importance of Theory in Clinical Ethics Support Services.Bert Molewijk, Anne Slowther & Mark Aulisio - 2011 - Bioethics 25 (7):ii-iii.
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    The Doctrine of Double Effect and End-of-Life Decisions.Lizzie Tuckey & Anne Slowther - 2009 - Clinical Ethics 4 (1):12-14.
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    Evaluating Interventions to Improve Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Practice: A Review of the Literature and Reflections on the Challenges Posed. [REVIEW]Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Anne Marie Slowther, Christopher Bassford, Frances Griffiths, Samantha Johnson & Karen Rees - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics:medethics-2021-107966.
    Since the 1980s, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the importance of recognising the ethical dimension of clinical decision-making. Medical professional regulatory authorities in some countries now include ethical knowledge and practice in their required competencies for undergraduate and post graduate medical training. Educational interventions and clinical ethics support services have been developed to support and improve ethical decision making in clinical practice, but research evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions has been limited. We undertook a systematic review of (...)
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    Ethical Implications of Digital Communication for the Patient-Clinician Relationship: Analysis of Interviews with Clinicians and Young Adults with Long Term Conditions.Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Anne-Marie Slowther, Patrick Elder, Carol Bryce, Kathryn Hamilton, Caroline Huxley, Vera Forjaz, Jackie Sturt & Frances Griffiths - 2018 - BMC Medical Ethics 19 (1):11.
    Digital communication between a patient and their clinician offers the potential for improved patient care, particularly for young people with long term conditions who are at risk of service disengagement. However, its use raises a number of ethical questions which have not been explored in empirical studies. The objective of this study was to examine, from the patient and clinician perspective, the ethical implications of the use of digital clinical communication in the context of young people living with long-term conditions. (...)
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  27. Sharing a Written Medical Summary with Patients on the Post‐Admission Ward Round: A Qualitative Study of Clinician and Patient Experience.Anna L. Crucefix, Aaron P. L. Fleming, Caroline S. Lebus, Anne-Marie Slowther & Zoë Fritz - forthcoming - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.
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    Resource Allocation Decisions in U.K. Healthcare: Do Ethics Committees Have a Role?Anne Slowther & Tony Hope - 2002 - HEC Forum 14 (1):64-72.
    No healthcare system has sufficient funds to provide the best possible treatment for all patients in all situations. Three new pharmaceutical products are licensed each month, on average, in the U.K. Most have some benefits over existing drugs but many are expensive. When is the extra benefit worth the extra cost? Managed care systems such as seen in the U.S., and publicly funded systems such as the British National Health Service (NHS), face this fundamental issue. Several governments (for example those (...)
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    Implementing an Intervention to Improve Decision Making Around Referral and Admission to Intensive Care: Results of Feasibility Testing in Three NHS Hospitals.Sophie Rees, Christopher Bassford, Jeremy Dale, Zoe Fritz, Frances Griffiths, Helen Parsons, Gavin D. Perkins & Anne Marie Slowther - 2020 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 26 (1):56-65.
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    Ethical Conflicts During the Process of Deciding About ICU Admission: An Empirically Driven Ethical Analysis.Mia Svantesson, Frances Griffiths, Catherine White, Chris Bassford & AnneMarie Slowther - 2021 - Journal of Medical Ethics 47 (12):87-87.
    Background Besides balancing burdens and benefits of intensive care, ethical conflicts in the process of decision-making should also be recognised. This calls for an ethical analysis relevant to clinicians. The aim was to analyse ethically difficult situations in the process of deciding whether a patient is admitted to intensive care unit. Methods Analysis using the ‘Dilemma method’ and ‘wide reflective equilibrium’, on ethnographic data of 45 patient cases and 96 stakeholder interviews in six UK hospitals. Ethical analysis Four moral questions (...)
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    Planning for and Managing Pandemic Influenza.Anne Slowther - 2009 - Clinical Ethics 4 (3):116-118.
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    Predictive Testing and Population Screening.Anne Slowther - 2008 - Clinical Ethics 3 (1):11-13.
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    The Development of Healthcare (Clinical) Ethics Committees in the U.K.Anne Slowther & John McMillan - 2002 - HEC Forum 14 (1):1-3.
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