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Posted on June 1, 2018 at 4:30 AM

The Catholic Health Association observes that “health care ethics has become more professionalized. Therefore, “patients, clinical colleagues and senior leaders in Catholic health care expect professional expertise and accountability from ethicists.”

Accordingly, CHA has published qualifications and competencies for leaders in Catholic health care to assist in recruitment, hiring, professional development and management of ethicists.

In addition to aspects specific to Catholic methodology and principles, ethicists “should also be conversant with trends and approaches in secular health care ethics, such as those described in such documents as the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation (2nd edition, 2011).”

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