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Title: Evaluating assessment tools of the quality of clinical ethics consultations : a systematic scoping review from 1992 to 2019
Authors: Yoon, Nicholas Yue Shuen
Ong, Yun Ting
Yap, Hong Wei
Tay, Kuang Teck
Lim, Elijah Gin
Cheong, Clarissa Wei Shuen
Lim, Wei Qiang
Chin, Annelissa Mien Chew
Toh, Ying Pin
Chiam, Min
Mason, Stephen
Krishna, Lalit Kumar Radha
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Yoon, N. Y. S., Ong, Y. T., Yap, H. W., Tay, K. T., Lim, E. G., Cheong, C. W. S., . . . Krishna, L. K. R. (2020). Evaluating assessment tools of the quality of clinical ethics consultations : a systematic scoping review from 1992 to 2019. BMC Medical Ethics, 21(1), 51-. doi:10.1186/s12910-020-00492-4
Journal: BMC Medical Ethics
Abstract: Background: Amidst expanding roles in education and policy making, questions have been raised about the ability of Clinical Ethics Committees (CEC) s to carry out effective ethics consultations (CECons). However recent reviews of CECs suggest that there is no uniformity to CECons and no effective means of assessing the quality of CECons. To address this gap a systematic scoping review of prevailing tools used to assess CECons was performed to foreground and guide the design of a tool to evaluate the quality of CECons. Methods: Guided by Levac et al’s (2010) methodological framework for conducting scoping reviews, the research team performed independent literature reviews of accounts of assessments of CECons published in six databases. The included articles were independently analyzed using content and thematic analysis to enhance the validity of the findings. Results: Nine thousand sixty-six abstracts were identified, 617 full-text articles were reviewed, 104 articles were analyzed and four themes were identified – the purpose of the CECons evaluation, the various domains assessed, the methods of assessment used and the long-term impact of these evaluations. Conclusion: This review found prevailing assessments of CECons to be piecemeal due to variable goals, contextual factors and practical limitations. The diversity in domains assessed and tools used foregrounds the lack of minimum standards upheld to ensure baseline efficacy.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/146274
ISSN: 1472-6939
DOI: 10.1186/s12910-020-00492-4
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