TABLE 3

Methods for Conducting an Ethics Consultation

When Conducting a Formal Consultation, How Often Do You…Never/Rarely, n (%)Sometimes, n (%)Usually/Always, n (%)
Review consultation with ethics committee0 (0)2 (6)31 (94)
Meet with >1 member of team1 (3)1 (3)31 (94)
Notify patient/family of consult2 (6)2 (6)28 (85)
Follow-up with participants for clinical update0 (0)5 (15)28 (85)
Enter written report into medical record4 (12)2 (6)27 (82)
Meet with patient/family3 (9)6 (18)24 (73)
Follow-up with team for feedback1 (3)11 (33)21 (63)
Provide written report to team8 (24)4 (12)20 (61)
Provide written report to patient/family17 (52)8 (24)8 (24)
Include a resident on consultation15 (46)11 (33)7 (21)