Welcome to the Assessing Clinical Ethics Skills (ACES) Tool

‌The purpose of the ACES tool is to assess the competency and proficiency of clinical ethics consultants in providing ethics consultations. It is designed to be used in an educational setting with simulated ethics case consultations and trained raters applying the tool. The ACES tool draws on the Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation created by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the Ethics Consultant Proficiency Assessment Tool from the Integrated Ethics Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs.