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Table 2 Roles and possible impact of CECs dealing with priority issues (adapted from Magelssen et al.) [2]

From: Can clinical ethics committees be legitimate actors in bedside rationing?

RolePotential impact
AnalystClarify values/principles at stake and the impact of decisions
AdvisorSolve concrete dilemmas
ModeratorContribute to fairer decision-making processes
DisseminatorCreate awareness and disseminate knowledge among clinicians
CoordinatorConnect different levels of healthcare organization
Guardian of values and lawsEnsure legitimacy and fairness in line with common values