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Primary Role
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  • Ethics facilitates moral reflection on the clinical and business aspects of health care. Ethics aims to help individuals, groups, and the institution to become who they say they are. Ethical contemplation looks for guidance from sources, including the Gospel, the Catholic moral tradition, the mission and values of the Catholic Health East, and agreed upon principles of common human morality found in health care ethics.

    Operating Assumption

    Ethics is a systematic reflection on values, choices, and practices. The goal of the reflection is to identify the values, choices, and practice that will bring integral human fulfillment of the individual and the community. Ethical reflection in the Christian tradition evaluates values, choices, and practices in light of the healing ministry of Jesus so to continue his ministry into the 21st century. Catholic Health East draws its mission and values from Jesus ministry and applies it to all clinical and organizational behavior.

    The ethics function within Catholic Health East provides strategic direction and services related to ethical issues. The services include prospective and retrospective consultation, education, and policy review of clinical and organizational ethics issues.

    • Clinical Ethics (sometimes called Medical Ethics) deals with the relationships and responsibilities between and among health care professionals and patients or residents.

    • Organizational Ethics deals with the intersection of clinical, business, legal, economic and social aspects of health care decision-making and assists in helping ground these decisions in the values of the health system.

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