Daniel Sokol on the value of clinical ethicists to reduce NHS complaints and negligence claims in the British Medical Journal
Daniel Sokol, in the British Medical Journal, argues for the introduction in hospitals of clinical ethicists, trained in ethics and law. These are already widely in use in North America. Mr Sokol argues that such ethicists may reduce the number of complaints and negligence cases. He concludes that the ‘moral, legal, educational and financial arguments’ for clinical ethicists are stronger than ever.
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