Service: Introducing a
New Ethics Consult Service at UIHC
Monday, June 02, 2014
This new service is a resource for patients, family members, or health professionals at UIHC who would like help addressing an ethical question or problem related to a patient's care.
An Ethics Consult involves trained ethics consultants who respond to requests for help from individuals directly involved in a patient's care at UIHC.
Ethics Consults are advisory and can be requested to:
- Identify ethical problems in the care of a patient
- Clarify ethical problems through a careful analysis of the ethical beliefs and values involved
- Promote discussion of ethical beliefs and values with persons directly involved in a patient's care
- Help resolve ethical problems through a process of shared decision-making
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