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Table 2 Roles and possible impact of CECs dealing with priority issues

From: Roles and responsibilities of clinical ethics committees in priority setting

Role Potential impact Exemplified by cases
Analyst Clarify values/principles at stake and the impact of decisions A, B, C, D, E
Advisor Solve concrete dilemmas A, C, D, E
Moderator Contribute to fairer decision-making processes A, B, C, D
Disseminator Create awareness and disseminate knowledge among clinicians A, C, E
Coordinator Connect different levels of healthcare organizations B, D, E
Watch dog Recognize unfair prioritizations and alert relevant authorities B, E
Guardian of values and laws Ensure legitimacy and fairness in line with common values D, E