Finding a comprehensive educational resource for HEC members can be challenging, given the complexity of the topics and the members’ busy schedules. Current members need to remain active in understanding their roles and responsibilities, and analyzing cases. New members need to recognize what it takes to be a successful part of the HEC. And on top of that, these individuals needs to educate their fellow professional staff and management, and the community they serve about clinical ethics.
As a means to fill these educational needs and provide direction to current and prospective HEC members, the CITI Program now offers the Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC)series, which delivers an easily accessible, affordable way to provide HEC member training.
Training consists of 17 modules that covers topic such as:
- HEC definition, mission, and structure
- HEC membership
- Ethical theories and principles for healthcare ethics
- Ethical problem identification, analysis, and solving
- Informed consent
- End-of-life issues, advanced directives, medical confidentiality, and allocation
- Neonatal ethics and maternal-fetal ethical issues
- HEC education and policy development and review
- Clinical ethics consultation