Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
versión impresa ISSN 1699-695X
GASCON ABELLAN, Marina. Healthcare Ethics Committees (HEC): One year of the HEC in the Albacete Health Region. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.2, pp.110-113. ISSN 1699-695X.
The main function (although not the only one) of Healthcare Ethics Committees is to give advice on how to act when faced with ethical problems or controversies in clinical practice. Over the last few years there has been a considerable growth of such entities in Spain. Based on the specific regulations in Castilla-La Mancha, the main features of these entities (function, composition, way of operating, etc.) are described. We conclude with a brief description of the Albacete HEC after a little over one year since its creation.
Palabras clave : Ethics Committees; Clinical.