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Regents approve new ACP-ASIM ethics center

From the December 1998 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 1998 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

At its October meeting, the College's Board of Regents voted to create the new ACP-ASIM Center for Ethics and Professionalism.

The Center will produce "The Ethics Manual" and other publications, develop position papers on ethics and human rights issues and prepare educational workshops for Annual Session. The Center will address policy issues such as professionalism, ethics and managed care, end-of-life care and genetics.

Although the College has been active in ethical issues for a number of years through its Ethics and Human Rights Committee, the Center is expected to ensure greater visibility for the College's positions on these issues.

The Center will provide a "think tank" setting that will help the College "positively influence patient care by putting ethics policy into practice," explained Lois Snyder, JD, Director of the Center.

The Center will implement its policies through education and outreach efforts, and by working with legislators. Staff from the Center will also work with other organizations that are exploring ethics issues.

For more information about the Regents meeting, see College Regents address PACs, other resolutions at fall meeting.

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