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Can UK clinical ethics committees improve quality of care?

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Failings in patient care and quality in NHS Trusts have become a recurring theme over the past few years. In this paper, we examine the Care Quality Commission's Guidance about Compliance: Essential Standards of Quality and Safety and ask how NHS Trusts might be better supported in fulfilling the regulations specified therein. We argue that clinical ethics committees (CECs) have a role to play in this regard. We make this argument by attending to the many ethical elements that are highlighted...

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10.1007/s10730-012-9175-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
HEC forum : an interdisciplinary journal on hospitals' ethical and legal issues More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
2
Pages:
139-147
Publication date:
2012-06-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1572-8498
ISSN:
0956-2737
Language:
English
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pubs:351047
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uuid:0a74b17b-d740-40e2-99c2-7e63c45bbe38
Local pid:
pubs:351047
Source identifiers:
351047
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2013-11-17

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