Ethical questions and problems are regularly characterized by both, individual and instituational aspects. Hence, ethics consultation should deal with both (>Integrated Ethics).
The interdepency of persons and organizations regarding ethical questions and problems becomes clear by looking at the following three examples:
Organizational ethical shortcomings typically result in individuals' frustration ("Sysiphos effect") or compassion fatigue because of the perceived hypocracy.
The primary targets for organizational ethics consultations are, on the one side,
who have to acknowledge the problems, analyze the present situation, and develop a program for a better "ethics fit" of organizational and personal aspects of healthcare.
Organizational ethics consultation, on the other side, supports employees in developing their own contributions for building a healthy ethics climate as well as resources for dealing with ethical disappointments and setbacks.