Benchmarking ethics consultation in neurology and neurosurgery
Partly because of their uncertain nature, decisions concerning neurological and neurosurgical issues are among the most problematic for patients to make. Consequently, bioethics consultations for these types of issues are particularly useful.
Ongoing research by members of the Department of Bioethics staff is evaluating ethics consultations for neurosurgical and neurological issues. Individual consults are analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively to characterize patient populations, determine common concerns, and review the ethical principles and reasoning used.
This research is supported in part by:
Research Programs Committee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
For more information contact:
Dr. Paul Ford, Ph.D.