I have been given the task of helping define a board level ethics 
committee that will deal with ethical problems outside of medical problems 
(those will be given a sub-committee specially geared to that task). We 
are expanding the scope and role of the ethics committee. We will need a 
good definition of what ethics is in this case -  more in the line of a 
business ethics committee.  What are your hospital institutions using as 
your definition of "ethics." in this scenario.  Do you have an board level 
ethics policy or procedure you could share with us?  We are NOT looking 
for medical ethics committee information. 

Also we are interested what are the 5 top subject opinions that this type 
of ethics board, if you have one, has reviewed?  For instance, 
advertising, purchasing issues, etc.  A table of contents if you can share 
would be be very helpful. 

Thank-you in advance,


Halyna Liszczynskyj, BS, MLS
Director of Library Services
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
2209 Genesee Street
Utica, NY  13501
(315) 798-8381  Office
(315) 734-4499  Fax
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