Members share experiences that drew them to working with the Community Ethics Committee.
The Community Ethics Committee is a diverse group of citizens from the Greater Boston area who meet regularly to provide public input on ethical aspects of health care.
Created under the auspices of the Ethics Leadership Group in the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, and chaired by Carol Powers, the Community Ethics Committee (CEC) is part of the nonprofit Community Voices in Medical Ethics, Inc. The committee was developed to provide public participation and a policy-review resource for Harvard's teaching hospitals, and as an educational resource to the varied communities from which the members come. The committee's volunteer members are diverse in age, ability, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, language, religion, and socioeconomic status.
The CEC has published a number of white papers that are available for download. Please note that these reports should be read in their entirety. For any replication or duplication please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.