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Table 1 Issues which health care workers sought assistance with during data collection period

From: To evaluate the effectiveness of health care ethics consultation based on the goals of health care ethics consultation: a prospective cohort study with randomization

Issues Request for HCEC made by Total
Physicians Nurses
Disagreement between health care team and family members 14 23 37 (59.68%)
Withholding/Withdrawing life-supporting treatment 8 15 23 (37.10%)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation/Do-not-resuscitate 9 12 21 (33.87%)
Unclear goal of medical care 7 11 18 (29.03%)
Disagreement between health care team members 3 13 16 (25.81%)
Individual autonomy/Family autonomy 0 2 2 (3.23%)
Treatment refusal 2 0 2 (3.23%)
Legal issues 1 1 2 (3.23%)
Complementary and alternative medicine 0 1 1 (1.61%)
Hospice/Palliative Care 0 1 1 (1.61%)
Negligence 1 0 1 (1.61%)
Euthanasia 1 0 1 (1.61%)
Surrogacy 0 1 1 (1.61%)
  1. Abbreviation List: HCEC, health care ethics consultation.