The Center for Practical Bioethics created the Ethics Committee Consortium (ECC) which is the nation’s oldest continuously operating consortium of its kind. Nearly 500 individuals participate in the ECC, representing an estimated 300 ethics committees serving hospitals, hospices, health systems and other providers.
Ethics committees have three primary functions:
ECC membership benefits are available to all Center partner organizations, their employees and their volunteers. The majority of individuals who participate in the ECC serve on partner organizations’ ethics committees. ECC membership benefits include:
10 monthly educational ECC webinars throughout the year discussing topics such as autonomy & informed consent, unrepresented patients, end-of-life decision making, and conducting a family meeting
the Ethics Dispatch monthly e-newsletter, offering guidance on ethical issues, case studies and ethical musings
invitations to the annual Clinical Ethics Immersion Workshops