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.
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.
Please call 610.355.2000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.