Ethics Direct and Ethics+ Services

Ethics Direct and Ethics+ Services
for Organizations

Clinical Ethics Services: Improving Outcomes and Performance

Achieve ethics integration and proficiency with…


The Center can participate in clinical ethics consults on a range of topics including shared decision making, advance care planning, discharge planning, resource allocation, professionalism, organ donation, end of life care, and more.



The Center can support your efforts in protecting human subjects, including service on Institutional Review Boards and non-scientific review panels and learning health system activities.


The Center can join and help facilitate your organizational ethics committees and advise and present ethics insights to the staff on quality improvement as well as risk management. Our Center staff can provide these services by conducting staff trainings, lectures and assisting in policy development.


The Center can assist with advance care planning and POLST/Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP) trainings including those targeted to or for staff and employees.

Benefits of Ethics Services

Improved employee retention / performance and reduced stress

Improved health outcomes / patient satisfaction

Increased compliance and safety

Proactively manage risk

The Joint Commission / Accrediting Body

Clinical Care/Patient Outcomes

Risk Management

Quality Improvement

Compliance & Safety

Human Resources & Professional Development

Mission Effectiveness

Improve Ethics Performance

The CPB ethicist helps build internal organizational ethics capacity over time. As advisory support decreases with internal competency, consultation services increase and overall ethics performance improves.

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* CPB: Center for Practical Bioethics

Included in Your Ethics Services:
Ethics Dispatch and Ethics Committee Consortium

Monthly Ethics Dispatch

The Center’s monthly Ethics Dispatch fills the skill development needs of health professionals and providers from mid-career volunteers to new students. Each issue focuses on a particular topic relevant to the field of medical ethics, addressing it from different approaches and perspectives.

The goals:
• Educate and elevate the effectiveness of Ethics Committees and their members
• Furnish a turnkey resource for Ethics Committee leaders, challenged with daily routines, allowing little time for content development.

The Ethics Dispatch includes four educational elements, each addressing the monthly topic in different ways:
Hot Topic – The Center’s clinical ethics staff focus on an ethical issue impacting providers regionally or within the field while providing guidance. This is a researched deep dive that frames the issue in understandable language from an industry perspective with practical recommendations. Previous issues have addressed a range of concerns, from life-saving interventions following suicide attempts to public health concerns due to anti-vaccination decisions.
Bioethics in the News – Web links to the most recent and relevant stories in the news pertaining to issues of concern for ethics committee members.
Case Study – Each issue includes a case study that illustrates the topic of the month in a real-life situation.
Ethical Musings – In this section, the author takes a more personal approach to presenting the underlying philosophical insights relevant to the monthly topic. This is presented through a philosophical framework based on arguments to add deeper understanding of the clinical ethics topic.

Previous Ethics Dispatches

Ethics Committee Consortium

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For More Information About Ethics Services

Ryan Pferdehirt, D.Bioethics, HEC-C

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Featured Resources

Featured Resources

Caring Conversations Materials

The Caring Conversations® Workbook will guide you, your family and your friends through the process of advance care..
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Featured Resources

Caring Conversations Workbooks

The Caring Conversations® Workbook will guide you, your family and your friends through the process of advance care..
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Deliberative Democracy

Advance Care Planning programs build on the Center for Practical Bioethics’ legacy work in end-of-life care, with emphasis on increasing participation by underserved communities.
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Deliberative Democracy

Caring Conversations Webinars Spring 2023

Advance Care Planning Training — Open to Everyone
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12 noon – 1 PM CT
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 12 noon – 1 PM CT
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 12 noon – 1 PM CT
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 12 noon – 1 PM CT

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