Consortium Ethics Program


Pocket Reference Guides


The Consortium Ethics Program has prepared the three educational ethics booklets for use in Pennsylvania, based upon brochures developed by Thomas May and the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois (J.M. Craig, Director). These pocket-sized guides provide information on DNR Orders, Advance Directives, and Designating a Surrogate to Make Decisions About Life Sustaining Treatment.

These booklets are designed fit into coat pockets for easy accessibility, and while they were originally prepared for use by health care professionals, they will be helpful to anyone looking for quick, up-to-date information. 

They are available at a cost of $2.50 per set.  For orders of 250 or more sets, the price is discounted to $2.00 per set.

To place an order, please this form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail ( or at (412) 623-2033.


Community Ethics

The Newsletter of the Consortium Ethics Program

Copyright for all articles in Community Ethics is retained by the authors. Reproduction in any medium is forbidden without permission.  Contact the CEP for further information.


December 2015

Spotlight on Butler Health System / Recap of the Health Care Ethics and the Humanities in medicine Retreat / Truly Useful Literature surrounding Mandatory Influenza Vaccination


July 2015

The Revitalization of the Ethics Committee at UPMC Passavant / The Creation of the Interfaith Advisory Panel / Truly Useful Literature surrounding the Ebola Outbreak / Announcement of the Annual Weekend Retreat in September

Volume 9, Number 1 (Winter 2004)

A Note of Thanks from the CEP Director / Mrs. Tetley Wants to Go Home / The Greenville Community Medical Ethics Project / The Community Medical Ethics Education Project as a Learning Experience / Ethics and Non-Acute Settings / The Ethics Corner

Volume 8, Number 1 (Spring 2002)

Special Supplement: The Intimacy of Dying

CEP Focus on End-of-Life Care: Directors Column / Thwarting Assisted Suicide Threatens Palliative Care / No Means No!: Reinforcing the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment / The Role of Spirituality and Religion in the Process of Dying / True Gift / Finding a Language, Creating a Space / Dying Young: Cues from the Courts

Volume 7, Number 1 (Fall 2000)

Special Supplement: Adolescence, Medicine, Ethics and the Law / Adolescence, Medicine, and the Law: Dangerous Liaisons / Moral Reflections on Adolescent Decision Making

CEP News / Director’s Column / Farewell to Mark Aulisio / Words from Our Sponsors / Ninth Annual Current Controversies in Medical Ethics Conference / Eighth Annual Conference on Medical Ethics and Religion / Ethical Issues in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.

Volume 6, Number 2 (Winter/Spring 2000)

CEP News Edition / From the Directors… / The CEP: A Diverse Moral Community / Keeping Busy / Ethical Issues in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology / Ninth Annual Controversies in Medical Ethics Conference / Eighth Annual Duquesne Conference on Medical Ethics and Religion / CEP Takes on a New Challenge: System-Wide Ethics / And Now a Word from Our Sponsors 

Volume 6, Number 1 (Fall 1999)

Ethical Issues in Post-Acute Settings / Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation / Ethical Issues in Long Term Care / Ethical Challenges in the Home Setting / Protecting Patient Confidentiality in the Home / Is the Consortium Ethics Program a Moral Community? / And Now a Word from Our Sponsors

Volume 5, Number 1 (Winter 1999)

The Return of the Newsletter / Allow Me to Introduce Myself… / LHAS Supports JAA from Bedside Ethics Program / Do You Know Where Your AIDS Manual Is? / Current Controversies Conference / Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation / Happenings in Ethics / And Now a Word from Our Sponsors

Volume 4, Number 2 (Spring 1997)

All CEP News / Poetry in Health Care / Ethics and Social Work / Sterilization of the Incapacitated Person / A Farewell from Mark Kuczewski / Truly Useful Literature: Tying it All Together

Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 1997)

Theory and Practice: Brain-Death, Nursing Ethics / CEP & YSU Sponsoring Spring 1998 SHHV Meeting / Abolishing “Brain-Death” / Brain-Death and the Optimistic Family / Truly Useful Literature: Brain-Death Dilemmas / Survival on the Ethics Committee: A Nurse’s Guide

Volume 3, Number 4 (Fall 1996)

Spreading Ethics Awareness / Ethics Roundtable: Do Nurses Participate in Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide? / Butler Hospital Pioneers “Ethics Week” / HCWP Ethics Committee: Renewing and Revitalizing a Legacy of Service / A Preview of the CEP’s 1996-97 Line-up

Volume 3, Number 3 (Summer 1996)

Special Issue: Rehabilitation Ethics / Giles Scofield Visits the CEP / SHHV Rehab Ethics Group / Who’s the Patient: A Case Study & Commentary / Rehab Ethics “On the Prowl” / Is Rehabilitation Ethics So Different? / Truly Useful Literature: Rehab Ethics

Volume 3, Number 2 (Spring 1996)

HCFA’s “Final Rule” on Advance Directives / Shadyside Hospital: Ethics in Evolution / Ethics, AIDS, and the CEP / The JCAHO Ethics Interview / Electronic Roundtable: Brain-Death Dilemmas / Truly Useful Literature: Informed Consent

Volume 3, Number 1 (Winter 1995)

Developing and Implementing a Medical Futility Policy / Futility and Its Uses / Truly Useful Literature: Medical Futility / CEP Retreat Highlight: Managed Care

Volume 2, Number 4 (Fall 1995)

The New, Anxiety-Producing Ethics Interview: One Hospital’s Experience with the 1994 JCAHO Survey / A Life-Context for Developing End-of-Life Decisions / A University Hospital Palliative Care Service / If the Policy Fits, Snare It! If the Policy Fits, Declare It! The Eight-Fold Path to Reviewing Policies / Sandy Janaszek Named Woman of the Year / Ethics Online

Volume 2, Number 3 (Summer 1995)

CEP Addresses Ethical Issues in AIDS Crisis / Electronic Roundtable / Truly Useful Literature / Reflections on ‘Death With Dignity Act’ / Death With Dignity in Western Pennsylvania

Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 1995)

Founding and Operating an Ethics Committee / Ethics Roundtable: Forming, Running, and Revitalizing an Ethics Committee / Truly Useful Literature

Volume 2, Number 1

Special Issue: Medical Ethics and Religion / The Limitations of Secular Medical Ethics / Three Views of the Hospital Chaplain: What’s My Line?, The Catholic Chaplain in a Catholic Hospital, Religion and Spirituality in Modern Medical Practice / Article Preview: “It Ain’t Necessarily So” / CEP Addresses Ethical Issues in Long-Term Care

Volume 1, Number 3

Long-Term Care and the Law: Forbes’ Experience / Ethics Roundtable: Guardianship Problems and the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment / Palliative Care: Make it Aggressive / Truly Useful Literature / HIV Screening during Pregnancy

Volume 1, Number 2

Ethics Roundtable: Guardianship Problems and the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment / CEP Programming Confronts Problems in Patient Transfer / Center for Medical Ethics Faculty Participate in SHHV Conference / Truly Useful Literature / CEP Addresses Ethical Issues Related to AIDS/HIV


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Last updated: May 9, 2016