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Clinicians need better access to ethics advice, report says

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7504.1345 (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1345
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Health professionals should have access to ethics support at a local level and be able to ask for advice on ethical dilemmas 24 hours a day, a report from the Royal College of Physicians has recommended this week.

The report recommends that healthcare institutions should review their existing arrangements for providing support on ethics and develop and implement guidelines on how to recognise and handle advice on ethical …

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