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Video: Famed medical ethicist Arthur Caplan talks with Nancy Neveloff Dubler, one of the founders of clinical-ethics consultation, about bringing in medical ethicists when there are issues between physicians and families of patients that may require medication and about what constitutes a clinical- ethics consultation.


She calls it the “attempt by someone trained in principles of bioethics and in facilitating discussion—I argue they also need techniques of mediation—to help patients, families, and staff agree upon a care plan when there’s disagreement and conflict.”

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