Research Projects: In 1997, MHECN, in collaboration with the Law and Health Care Program of the UM Carey School of Law, was the recipient of a grant from the Greenwall Foundation to assess the skills and knowledge base of individuals performing ethics consultations in Maryland hospitals. Results of this study were published in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (Hoffmann, D.E.; Tarzian, A.J.; O'Neil, J.A. 28 (2000): 30-40). MHECN has also conducted a state-wide survey to assess perceptions of legal counsel, risk managers, and ICU physicians’ interpretations of Maryland’s Health Care Decisions Act as regards medically ineffective treatment certifications.
Summary of ICU physician survey
Summary of hospital attorney/risk manager survey