Clinical Ethics Services
HEALTHCARE WORKS BETTER
WITH A CLINICAL ETHICIST ON YOUR TEAM
Ethics services provided by the Center for Practical Bioethics
WHY CPB ETHICS SERVICES?
When value-laden concerns arise in healthcare,
patients, families, clinicians and administrators
need somewhere to turn for independent expert guidance.
WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES CAN CPB HELP TO RESOLVE?
Withholding & Withdrawing Treatment
Moral Distress & Employee Retention
Scarce Resource Allocation
Compliance & Safety
“Develop and Implement an Ethics Process” — The Joint Commission
SERVICE OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
Ethics Committee Consortium
Advance Care Planning and TPOPP/POLST Training
Inpatient Ethics Consultation
Consultation Case Review & Recommendations
Face-to-Face Family Meetings
Policy Development & Ethics Integration
The Center for Practical Bioethics is an invaluable resource for the ethics consult service throughout the Saint Luke’s Health System. We are more confident in addressing clinical scenarios that have challenged us in the past, including resource allocation and when care has reached the limits of medicine. We are grateful for the expertise of the Center and look forward to continuing our partnership and developing our knowledge and skills as consultants.
The Rev. Susan J Roberts, MDiv., BCC
Director, Spiritual Wellness
Here at Ascend Hospice in Lee’s Summit MO, our partnership with The Center for Practical Bioethics has had real practical value. Utilizing an ethicist to talk through challenging patient scenarios gives our staff members support and peace of mind and ensures we are giving our best to the people we care for. The Center has proven to be very responsive to requests for information for policy formulation, implementing the TPOPP and for general ethical questions and education for our organization.
Katie Prigel Sharp, LMSW
Director of Social Services and Palliative Care
Ryan Pferdehirt, D.Bioethics, HEC-C
VICE PRESIDENT OF ETHICS SERVICES
Every dollar you give helps, providers, clinicians, patients and families
decide what to do when it’s hard to agree about the “right” thing to do.