TABLE 1

Demographics and Professional Time (N = 33)

Respondent median age (range), y55 (35–68)
Respondent gender, n (%)
    Male19 (58)
    Female13 (39)
Respondent graduate degrees, n (%)
    MD/DO22 (67)
    MA/MS10 (30)
    PhD5 (15)
    Divinity/clergy5 (15)
    JD0 (0)
    MSW0 (0)
    Other12 (36)
Allocation of professional time, mean %
    Patient care48
    Administrative duties15
    Ethics research13
    Clinical ethics8
    Organizational ethics6
    Clinical/laboratory research4
    Education/teaching3
Training received to fulfill ethics role, n (%)
    Experience on the job24 (73)
    Intensive bioethics minicourse13 (40)
    Mentoring with an experienced ethicist12 (36)
    Masters degree11 (33)
    Required reading8 (24)
    Institutional training6 (18)
    Ethics fellowship5 (15)
    Formal training in mediation5 (15)
    Ethics certificate program4 (12)
    PhD4 (12)
    Other9 (27)