Committee members are appointed for two-year terms, unless they are also serving as active members of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service. In that case, their service will continue as long as they are active members of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service.
M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, HEC-C, Professor and Director, UK Program for Bioethics;
James McCormick, MD, Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
- Emily Bradford, PhD
- Kimberly Browning, MPH (recording secretary)
- Caroline Buchanan, PhD, HEC-C*
- Joey Burke, MSN, MFA, RN*
- Claire Clark, PhD, MPH
- Todd Coté, MD
- Kristy Deep, MD, MA‡
- Megan Payne, RN, BSN
- Stephanie Fugate, MSN, APRN-ACNP
- Jay Fulton, MDiv, BCC
- Ricki Goldstein, MD
- Rev. Dr. Cam Holzer, BCC
- Natalie Houghton, DO
- Katie Maddy, PhD, CCC-SLP
- Brandy Mathews, MSN, MHA, RN
- James McCormick, MD‡ (Co-Chair)
- Pep Peppiatt, MD‡
- Lindsay Ragsdale, MD
- M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, HEC-C* (Chair)
- Robert Slocum, PhD, DDiv
- Shawn Sorrell, MD
- Tammy Swartz, MSN/Ed, RN
- Jeffrey Tuttle, MD‡
- Horacio Zaglul, MD
* Indicates members who are serving as clinical ethics consultants.
‡ Indicates members who are providing peer review for chart notes.
The term "hospital ethics committee" first appeared in the Karen Quinlan decision in 1976 (In re Quinlan, 70 N.J. 10; 355 A.2d 647). The decision recommended that future such cases go before a "hospital 'Ethics Committee' or like body of the institution."
In 1983, the U.S. President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical Research endorsed the use of hospital ethics committees, followed by endorsement by the American Medical Association in 1985.
In 1992, The Joint Commission required that hospitals have an "independent ethics mechanism" to address ethical issues in clinical care, which resulted in the establishment of clinical ethics consultation at institutions accredited by the Joint Commission.