Debating an Accreditation Council

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Should those who purport to train individual clinical ethics consultants using the ASBH educational core competencies as a guide establish an Accreditation Council on Graduate Bioethics Education (ACGBE)?

Relevant articles about certification of clinical ethics consultants and accreditation of programs that purport to train individual clinical ethics consultants

Smith ML, Sharp SS, Weise K, Kodish E. Toward competency-based certification of clinical ethics consultant: a four-step process. J Clin Ethics. 2010;21:14-22.
First author email contact: smithm24@ccf.org
Secondary contact for a possible copy of the article: brucedwhite@mac.com

Baker, R. In defense of bioethics. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2009;37:83–92.
Author email contact: bakerr@union.edu
Copy download link: http://www.bioethics.union.edu/uploads/news_449930%20defense%20bioethics.pdf

Kipnis K. The certified clinical ethics consultant. HEC Forum. 2009;21:249-261.
Author email contact: kkipnis@hawaii.edu
Copy download link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/3721m11q401p7248/

Tarzian AJ. Credentials for clinical ethics consultation – are we there yet? HEC Forum. 2009;21:241-248.
Author email contact: atarzian@comcast.net
Copy download link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/2616211k47478618/

Dubler NN, Webber MP, Swiderski DM, et al. Charting the future: credentialing, privileging, quality, and evaluation in clinical ethics consultation. Hastings Cent Rep. 2009 Nov-Dec;39:23-33.
First author email contact: ndubler@montefiore.org
Secondary contact for a possible copy of the article: brucedwhite@mac.com

Spike J. Resolving the vexing question of credentialing: finding the Aristotelian mean. HEC Forum. 2009;21:263-273.
Author email contact: Jeffrey.P.Spike@uth.tmc.edu
Copy download link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y4j6797g01350105/

Bishop JP, Fanning JB, Bliton MJ. Of goals and goods and floundering about: a dissensus report on clinical ethics consultation. HEC Forum. 2009;21:275-291.
First author email contact: jbisho12@slu.edu
Copy download link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/984314l3rug27113/

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